Can constant criticism force a family to separate?
Elvira and her mother always had a strange relationship. In fact, she calls her Mel, and can't seem to relate to the pain her mother goes through when her Dad leaves. But a sudden call warning them that grandmother is very ill, forces Mel out of her shell and allows Elvira to discover why her mom left her family, and why she acts like she does.
All in all, Couloumbis wrote a pleasant read. Often somber and with lots of sibling rivalry. Sadly, I expected more of a family crisis under the circumstances, and found things a bit too easily resolved. It is my belief that too much time apart after a fight deepens the wounds, not fixes them.