In this new novel by the darkly comic author of Three Girls and Their Brother, a woman who inherits an extravagant apartment overlooking Central Park is reduced to squatting to fend off the people who attempt to seize the inheritance themselves.
"Spunky 32-year-old narrator Tina Finn is at her mother's funeral when she learns of her possible inheritance of an $11-million Central Park West palace. While she's been slogging it out as a trailer-dwelling cleaning lady, her somewhat estranged mother has gone from blue collar to living in eccentric splendor with her new husband, Bill..... Enter Bill's sons, who want possession of the apartment, which is, after all where they grew up. Soon, a full-on real estate war erupts, and the building's quirky residents take sides. Throw in a possible ghost and romantic interludes, and ...[T]his should find a nice slot on the cozier end of the Manhattan real estate fiction canon." (Publishers Weekly)