Transplanted from the rural South to San Francisco, a brother and sister whose worlds are unraveling are saved by the most unlikely intruder into their lives.
Truely Noonan is the quintessential Southern boy made good. Like his older sister, Courtney, Truely left behind the slow, sweet life of Mississippi for jet-set San Francisco, where he earned a fortune as an Internet entrepreneur. Courtney and Truely each find happy marriages - until, as if cursed by success, those marriages start to crumble. Then their lives are interrupted by an unexpected stranger - a troubled teenager named Arnold, garrulous, charming, thuggishly dressed, and determined to move in to their world. Arnold turns their lives upside down - and in the process this unlikely trio becomes the family that each had been searching for. In the best Southern fiction tradition, Kincaid has brought us an inspiring story about finding the way home.