The darkest parts of our lives can be the very things that destroy us as well as shape us. Maxine Woodbury knows the dual sadness and strength of this truth. From child neglect, drug addiction, suicide, love, revenge sex, friendship, and betrayal, Max has seen it all. She's tasted every heart wrenching and inspiring maelstrom life could throw at her. And just when she thinks it's over, there's more for her to face than she ever dreamed possible. Just when Max thinks things can't get any crazier, she is faced with a ghost she thought she would never see again. Tensions rise and when the holidays arrive, they leave a bloody mess on Max's aunt's dinner table. Chaos and love dance through Max's every waking moment and hope is just out of reach. Whatever comes next, Max realizes that, good or bad, anything is possible.