Dufresne tells the story about a family coming apart at the seams, and about the young son who is trying his best to hold them all together. Johnny’s mother is having some “issues,” including a diagnosis of Capgras’s syndrome (she believes her children have been replaced by exact replicas of themselves). His father is a truck driver and rarely at home. His sister Audrey appears to be struggling with issues of her own. Johnny is trying to make everything right for his family, but his parents are fighting him off every step of the way. Dufresne alternates between Johnny’s life today, and the memoir that he is writing about his past. This was a fun novel, with some serious family issues thrown in to darken it up a bit.