In his second novel, author Adam O’Fallon Price tells the gripping saga of the illustrious hotel that is the Neversink. Over the course of sixty-two years and a choir of broken souls, Price takes us on a journey through the lives of such varied individuals as a failing comedian, a kleptomaniac maid and, of course, the dynastic Sikorsky family that controls it all. Beginning with one man’s dark battle with his own burning ambition, the hotel brings a great fortune to the Sikorsky family, but not without its own darkness. Each chapter features a different perspective from one of the hotels more intimate moments and each character is given their own unique voice. Adam O’Fallon Price has achieved a masterwork of interweaving stories that together convey the grand history of a hotel larger than the lives of its many residents and staff but made all the more human for them. all the while a light emanates from the woods carrying with it a feeling of being underwater and a taste for children.