This begins with an odd inheritance at the end of a honeymoon, both parties being inexperienced. Then someone comes to visit, then another, until we've got a chaotic bedlam of New England's tragically off the wall odd-ball relations. Our protagonists may not communicate efficiently at first but at least they've got a sense of humor. The humorous style keeps up as well as some moments of luster and rich feeling about the printed word itself.
Newlyweds Harlan and Dorothy arrive late at the old house recently left to Harlan by his Uncle Ebeneezer. He has never seen it before, and at first they do not know what to think of the place. Harlan intends to spend the summer in peace, writing his first book. But the unexpected happens, of course...