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Kai, at 27, returns unexpectedly to his mother's home in Fort Lauderdale, FL, just as Maura has entered a happy stage of her life, remodeling her house and building a life with her partner, Matt. Kai and those closest to him have struggled with his bipolar disorder all his life. Currently off his medications (but on some illegal painkillers), he's fleeing the first serious relationship of his life, which happens to be with a man. Unable to accept that he is gay, he seeks refuge in his childhood home. Maura and Matt work to help Kai through the crisis while trying to preserve their own happiness and way of life. Quinn, author of six previous novels (e.g., The Beloved Son; The Good Neighbor), presents a look at the world as seen by someone with bipolar disorder. Although the premise is intriguing, the story and characters are not especially compelling: despite the potential for drama, things fall into place too nicely, and there is little real tension in the narrative. Recommended for comprehensive GLBT collections.