(From the publisher):
Las Vegas, 1994. The Prices are introduced by Viola, the family's outspoken matriarch: Her husband, Cecil, and their four adult kids, scattered across the country, seem determined to send her to her grave, or at least to the hospital with worrying. Paris is divorced, mother to a nearly seventeen-year-old son, a successful businesswoman and the one who always comes to everybody's rescue—although she doesn't have a clue as to how to save herself. Lewis is the scapegoat and his troubles keep landing him in jail, which only seems to confirm what his family thinks he is. Out in Chicago, Charlotte knows she's gotten the short end of the stick, has "nothing in common except blood" with her parents and siblings and would just as soon divorce them all. Janelle, the baby of the family, is not only on the defensive about the course of her own life but she's also facing a new crisis with her teenage daughter that threatens more than she's willing to admit. And don't even ask Viola about Cecil: "He's a bad habit I've had for thirty-eight years which would make him my husband." But Cecil has some ideas about taking his hard-working life into his own hands, regardless of what his life and kids think about it.
Original title: A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Black (african-american)