Hester Kaplan is the author of THE EDGE OF MARRIAGE. which won the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, and KINSHIP THEORY, a novel. Her short stories have been included in The Best American Short Stories series. She teaches in Lesley University's MFA Program in Creative Writing and lives in Rhode Island.
Mira and Owen's marriage is less stable than they know when Wilton Deere, an aging, no longer famous TV star moves in next door. Wilton inserts himself into the couple's life in a quest for distraction and a connection with Anya, the daughter he abandoned years ago. When Mira begins accompanying Wilton to the casinos, she becomes addicted to gambling, and Owen turns to Anya, who is testing her own ability to trust her father after many years apart.