By Julia Glass
When the respected kid's ebook writer Mort Lear dies unintentionally at his Connecticut domestic, he leaves his estate and all its contents to his depended on assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who's moved by means of his generosity yet dismayed by way of the advanced and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for greater than 4 many years, due to the fact assembly him in a new york playground whilst she was once twelve and he was once engaged on sketches for the e-book that may make him a celebrity. by way of the tip of his more and more reclusive existence, she came upon herself dwelling in his condo as confidante and helpmeet, witness not only to his day-by-day exercises yet to the emotional fallout of his unusual boyhood and his risky dating with a lover who died of AIDS. Now Tommy needs to attempt to honor Morty's final needs whereas grappling with their results on numerous humans, together with Dani Daulair, her estranged brother; Meredith Galarza, the lonely, outraged museum curator to whom Lear as soon as promised his inventive property; and Nicholas Greene, the beguiling British actor forged to play Mort Lear in a film.
When the actor arrives for the stopover at he had formerly prepared with the fellow he's to painting, he and Tommy are forced to appear extra heavily at Morty's prior and the implications of the alternatives they now face, either individually and jointly. Morty, because it seems, made a confession to Greene that undermines a lot of what Tommy believed she knew approximately her boss—and approximately herself. As she contemplates a destiny with out him, her not going alliance with Greene—and the loyalty they proportion towards the guy whose legacy they carry of their hands—will result in wonderful upheavals of their wider relationships, their careers, or even their look for love.
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