Skylight ConfessionsLarge Print - 2007
Arlyn Singer believes in destiny and in love. But fate played a trick on her the night John Moody knocked on her door to ask for directions. Arlyn and John are complete opposites but are drawn together like magnets - even when it becomes clear that they'll bring each other nothing but grief. Sam their son is a brilliant artist given to self--destruction. Blanca their daughter is a beautiful loner who struggles valiantly to save her brother. Will the grandson is the one left to put together the legacy of pieces of an emotional and mysterious puzzle.
"Achingly beautiful and filled with heart--wrenchingly real characters; one of Hoffman's best." - Kirkus Reviews starred
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The dysfunctional Moody family live in the same house but have separate lives. John the father spends most of his time at work. Arlyn raises their son, has an affair, gets pregnant, then dies from cancer. Sam, a smart but strange child grows to be a drug addict. Blanca, the daughter is raised as John's child, and loves her brother. John remarries, Cynthia, the next door neighbor. He started his affair with her while his wife was dying. After Arlyn dies, she haunts John. She appears to him while leaving soot and breaking dishes. Into this house comes Meredith, who tries to help Sam, but eventually leaves when she marries. This ends with John dead, Sam dead, but with a son, and Blanca knocking on the door of Will's home to tell him about his inheritance from his grandfather. You are left to decide if this is a new start for this family.
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