A touching and memorable first novel about sibling rivalry, jealousy, and a small Gentoo penguin.
Scott Barron has a beautiful girlfriend, a dazzling career as a published poet and a honed, slim-line physique. In contrast, his brother Jes is an overweight unpublished travel-writer, content to pile on the pounds in front of the TV with his wife Sam.
But when Scott's girlfriend leaves him and their mother dies, his self satisfied world begins to crumble. Jes's impending fatherhood and his own feelings of abandonment by their father, who left when he was a boy, force Scott to face up to his hidden insecurities and finally attempt to heal the scars of the past.