This took make a while to get into, but I am glad I persevered to the pay offs in the final section.
The Burgess Boys is the tale of three siblings from a small town in Maine – eldest son Jim, the successful New York white collar crime lawyer with a rich WASP wife, Helen; and twins Susan and Bob. Susan, a single mum whose husband has left her and awkward teen son Zach, and small town Maine, to move back to ancestral Sweden; Bob a NY lawyer like his elder brother but working at the other end of the profession, in the legal aid sector, long divorced from college girlfriend and wife, Pam.
When Zach tosses a pig’s head into a local mosque he sets of a chain of events that changes everyone’s lives.
Author page: The Burgess Boys – Elizabeth Strout