Meet the Alter sisters - Lady, Vee, and Delph, three delightfully witty, complicated women who live together in their family's apartment on the Upper West Side. Though they love each other fiercely, being an Alter isn't easy. Bad luck is in their genes, passed down through the generations. But no matter what curves life throws at these siblings, they always have a wisecrack - and each other.
"slow at the beginning but picked up"
How do three sisters write a single suicide note? This is the riddle the Alter sisters - Lady, Vee, and Delph - pose at the outset of this darkly funny novel as they finalize their plans to end their lives collectively on New Year's Eve 1999.