By Julia Glass
When the respected kid's ebook writer Mort Lear dies by chance at his Connecticut domestic, he leaves his estate and all its contents to his relied on assistant, Tomasina Daulair, who's moved via his generosity yet dismayed by means of the complex and defiant directives in his will. Tommy knew Morty for greater than 4 a long time, considering the fact that assembly him in a long island playground whilst she used to be twelve and he was once engaged on sketches for the ebook that will make him a celeb. by way of the tip of his more and more reclusive existence, she chanced on herself residing in his apartment as confidante and helpmeet, witness not only to his day-by-day workouts yet to the emotional fallout of his unusual boyhood and his risky courting 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 solid to play Mort Lear in a film.
When the actor arrives for the stopover at he had formerly prepared with the guy he's to painting, he and Tommy are forced to appear extra heavily at Morty's earlier 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 likely alliance with Greene—and the loyalty they proportion towards the fellow whose legacy they carry of their hands—will result in spectacular upheavals of their wider relationships, their careers, or even their look for love.
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