On the eve of his sixtieth birthday, Perry Krohn learns he has one year to live. He must deal with his family, including his washed-up actor son Bertie and adopted daughter Rachel, who is actually his niece. Bertie meanwhile gets involved with HIV positive Aubrey, and Rachel works out her ennui by helping an old Jewish woman cleanse the bodies of the dead. Then this woman tells her that her parents were not, as she thought, killed in a car accident, but rather her father murdered her mother then committed suicide. All the characters must somehow come to terms with death.


Bruce Wagner