A large, emotionally distant Irish Catholic family take turns returning to their childhood home to care for their elderly widowed mother. It becomes quite evident early on that the family members have their own methods of dealing with thei issues and the overall dysfunction in the family. This dysfunction is highlighted when a secret held by the matriarch is inadvertently revealed nvolving the Catholic Church and the family home. This is a really interesting read on family dynamics and the roles one holds in a family. There are some characters that aren’t very likable but they add an interesting angle to the story.