Susie assumed her marriage to a handsome Park Avenue surgeon was great. So when Jonah is found murdered in the apartment of an 'escort', she is overwhelmed. With help from her tough-talking, high-style Grandma Ethel, Susie takes on her snooty in-laws, her husband's partners, the NYPD, and the DA as she tries to prove that her wonderful life with Jonah was no lie.
Spanning four generations and three continents, Jennifer Acker brings us the story of the Chandarias: Sunil, a struggling philosophy doctoral candidate, and his parents Urmila and Premchand. Sunil's sudden marriage to his Jewish American girlfriend Amy compels a tumultuous family reunion in Nairobi, his parents' birthplace. After learning a long-buried family secret, and enduring a severe trauma, Sunil and Amy try to sustain their love as they wrestle with the weight of difference.