Rex and Stanley are twins, with two very different lives. Both are writers, but where Rex had a huge bestseller, Stanley mostly writes underground poetry. Rex lives a good life, writing books with his wife, Stanley works as a dishwasher. Rex has two children, his daughter Daisy and his illegitimate son, Seamus.
In a bizarre manner Seamus and Daisy stumble upon each other, and in a short time become very close. Their relationship is difficult though, especially because of Daisy's egotistic, cheap husband, Julian.
And of course, as in any literary family, there's a secret, a secret that explains the behaviour of several family members.
I find this book to be somewhat enjoyable, it's a cute little story, but it doesn't really move you the way it could have. The first two pages are detailed descriptions and they make you want to put the book down. It's also a tad confusing but once you get a couple of chapters into it, it makes more sense.
Title: A Bowl of Cherries