A man at a crossroads in mid-life considers the place where he’s from, where his parents have recently died. Amid enormous personal tumult, he sits down to write an unsparing account of his childhood and his life’s trials, failures, and triumphs. In unswervingly honest prose, he reckons with the ghosts of his parents and the specters of his divorce, his children, his career, and his addictions. He explores identity after great loss—what is a person without a marriage or without parents? What is a person when faced with memories alone?