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“If I know why they are the way they are, then maybe I can learn why I am the way I am,” says Alex Tuchman of her parents. Now that her father is on his deathbed, Alex feels she can finally unearth the secrets of who Victor is. (A power-hungry real estate developer, he is, by all accounts, a bad man.) She travels to New Orleans to interrogate her tightlipped mother, Barbra. Meanwhile Gary, Alex’s brother, is incommunicado, trying to get his movie career off the ground in Los Angeles. As each family member grapples with Victor’s history, they must figure out a way to move forward — with one another, for themselves, and for the sake of their children.