"Six siblings, all haunted by the death of a brother in their youth. Twenty-four hours of the day when another of them will die. Guddy is struggling to get to her sister before she dies. Jerry finds himself caught up in dangerous real estate dealings in Vancouver. Annie looks after the family's matriarch. Bjarne is living in the north, after six years on Skid Row in Vancouver, unable to separate the realities of childhood and the present. And then there's Therese, trying to forgive them all before her body finally betrays her. What if thinking is what we have at the end of the day? Comparable to the fiction of Ann-Marie MacDonald, Anne Michaels and Alice Sebold, the first novel from acclaimed poet and critic Sina Queyras tells the story of childhood by recreating the mind at work grappling with it: noticing, reaching, loving and flailing."--Publisher.