Felix Bush, a recluse, has lived in quiet desolation in the Tennessee backwoods for over 40 years. Realizing that he's near his own mortality, Bush decides to have a "living funeral party," inviting people to tell their stories abo
After the reading of their mother Nawal's will, twin siblings Simon and Jeanne embark on a journey to the Middle East which reveals a great deal about their mother's past and culminates in a shocking revelation.
Joao is the illegitimate child of an ill-fated romance between two members of the aristocracy were forbidden to marry. To learn the truth about his parentage, Joao goes on a quest through Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, and as far as Brazil.