By Susan Rieger
"A must-read." — People
"Fans of Salinger's tales approximately Manhattan's elite will take pleasure in this novel approximately privileged siblings who grapple with the kingdom in their inheritance and long-held secrets and techniques that emerge within the wake in their father's death." — InStyle
Six months after Rupert Falkes dies, leaving a grieving widow and 5 grownup sons, an unknown girl sues his property, claiming she had sons by way of him. The Falkes brothers are pitched into turmoil, instantaneously lacking their father and feeling betrayed via him. In disconcerting distinction, their mom, Eleanor, is cool and calm, displaying preternatural composure.
Eleanor and Rupert had made an admirable lifestyles jointly -- Eleanor along with her sly wit and generosity, Rupert together with his ambition and English allure -- and so they have been pleased with their good-looking, gifted sons: Harry, a brash legislation professor; Will, a savvy Hollywood agent; Sam, an astute physician and medical researcher; Jack, a jazz trumpet prodigy; Tom, a public-spirited federal prosecutor. The brothers see their identification and luck as inextricably tied to relations loyalty – a loyalty they continuously believed their father shared. suffering to reclaim their id, the brothers locate Eleanor’s sympathy towards the girl and her sons confounding. Widowhood has permit her put off the inflexible propriety of her stifling upbringing, and the brothers start to query whether or not they knew both in their mom and dad at all.
A riveting portrait of a family members, instructed with compassion, perception, and wit, The Heirs wrestles with the tangled nature of inheritance and legacy for one unforgettable, patrician long island relatives. relocating seamlessly via a constellation of wealthy, arresting voices, The Heirs is a story out Edith Wharton for the twenty first century.