When your life diverges from the path you have chosen
Vignettes about several interconnected flawed lives, spanning decades. The core premise being just this – “time is a goon”. Time passes, everything ends. All your hopes of belonging and dreams of climbing unreachable heights – all end. Thinking you will one day be a different, glorious person and have the perfect career, a passionate love, the kind of friends to whom you say “forever!” In the end, just regrets and silences aplenty. Yet, with every ending, there is still a chance of growth and recovery. Egan captures several truths about the agony and the disappointments that accompany adulthood.