Napawaupee, Wisconsin is the hometown you all remember, where the hottest action going is high school football or statutory rape and booze is the salve for what Jesus can't heal . . ." The Connollys of Napawaupee are the quintessential small-town family. They are the "royals of a cast-off kingdom, curators of an inbred knowledge, the keepers of a dull flame . . .
In The Brothers Connolly three generations of this proud, prosaic family will be defined by their aspirations, their vices and, finally, by tragedy.
O those little bits and pieces, Ted has examined and enlarged the thoughts, interactions and psychiatric strategies of all the characters. These people are real and very three dimensional, their thoughts, hopes and dreams are laid bare for us and at times it is wonderful and sometimes very painful, even distasteful.
This is one family you will not soon forget.
I found a handful of spelling errors, so 4.9 of 5 stars!