- Author: Nell Zink
- Publisher: HarperCollins
- ISBN: 9780008179199
A story of obsession, idealism, and ownership, centered around a young woman who inherits her bohemian late father’s childhood home.
“She wills her body to be equally wraithlike. Not sodden, not heavy, not dead, but filled with crackling, electric life, like a stale Marlboro on fire.”
Unemployed business major, Penny, has rebelled against her family her whole life – by being the conventional one. Her mother was a member of a South American tribe; her father was a Jewish Shamanist with a psychedelic 'healing centre'. But everything changes when her father dies and Penny inherits his childhood home.