Jason Pomerance knows how to write living, breathing people. That much is unquestionably clear, as he introduces us to an extended family of characters with more substance in three opening chapters than some may accomplish in an entire novel. Jason transports us into each person's deepest thoughts with ease. A young man searching for acceptance, a woman losing herself in years of regret, and a senior battling the maddening, occasionally amusing, but inevitably depressing realities of age. Nothing is off the table. And speaking of the table, a collection of culinary delights, masterfully detailed, are woven through this tale. Each one leaving me craving a trip to the fridge, and/or the pub. I am already in love with this book, and I can't wait to have it in my hands!