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Director, producer and screenwriter Bass creates a riveting narrative that digs into the notion that "there is nothing that happens to a child that does not implicate the parent in some way." Emily Ascher is planning her wedding at the site of her Berkshires childhood family vacation home, on the very hillside where the ashes of her brother, Thomas, are scattered. Alternating between present day and the past, Emily's story, along with that of her divorced parents, Joe and Laura, unfolds along with the circumstances surrounding Thomas's death. Joe, a once famous actor and playwright, is now "consumed by a desire to create and equally consumed by his inability to do so," while Laura, now remarried, still carries the emotional scars of a rocky first marriage and the inability to truly understand or successfully communicate with her daughter. Bass creates a large window into the workings of the Ascher family, exposing how small slights or seemingly minute actions ripple with consequence. Bass's excavation of a complex familial labyrinth is an elegant testament to the beautiful mess that is family. (July)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.