A Day Late and a Dollar Short by Terry McMillanMuch-heralded and long awaited, Terry McMillans tour-de-force novel introduces the Price family-matriarch Viola, her sometimes-husband Cecil, and their four adult kids, each of whom sees life-and one another-through thick and thin, and entirely on their own terms. With her hallmark exuberance and cast of characters so sassy, resilient, and full of life that they breathe, dream, and shout right off the page.
A Day Late, a Dollar Short
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It is about a family in Las Vegas in Family charts in the end pages assist readers in keeping track of who is who in the large and dysfunctional Price family. Unlike McMillan's previous novels, A Day Late and a Dollar Short emphasizes the love and bonds of adult family members instead of friends. It explores relationships between parents, their children, and siblings. When the reader is introduced to the characters, they witness a damaged family become torn even further apart. Near the resolution they will see how this torn family picks up the pieces to come together. The story is told from the perspectives of six different characters each a member of the Price family.