A contractor gets hired to gentrify the house that had once been his grandparents'. After beginning an affair with the house's owner, he begins overspending on the job and must find a way to make up the difference.
"Lippman shows herself to be a master of short fiction....read them fast, like a glutton, or slowly to savor each one. Either way, this is a treasure." (Library Journal) Lippman fans won't be disappointed with these small treasures." (Kirkus Reviews)