All the Lasting Things by David Hopson

By David Hopson

The Fisher family members of Alluvia, manhattan, is coming undone. Evelyn spends her days tending to her husband, Henry—an acclaimed and reclusive novelist slowly wasting his conflict with Alzheimer’s. Their son, Benji, onetime superstar of an ’80s sitcom referred to as Prodigy, sinks deeper into drunken obscurity, railing opposed to the bit roles he’s pressured to absorb uncelebrated neighborhood theater. His sister, Claudia, attempts her top to shore up her relatives while she bargains with the implications of a impressive, decades-old mystery that’s come to gentle. whilst the Fishers mistake one in all Benji’s drug-induced injuries for a suicidal cry for aid, Benji commits to enjoying a job he hopes will opposite his fortune and stall his family’s decline. Into this mixture comes Max Davis, a twentysomething cello virtuoso and real-life prodigy, whose visual appeal spurs the full kin to envision no matter if the secrets and techniques they proposal have been conserving all of them jointly may very well be what’s tearing them apart.

David Hopson’s the entire Lasting issues is a gorgeous, relocating kin portrait that explores the legacy all of us stand to leave—in our lives, in our work—and asks what these legacies suggest in an international the place all of the lasting issues don't final.

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