When you add us up, you always have to carry the one.
Following a devastating moment in the hours after Carmens wedding, three siblings and their friends move through the next twenty-five years under its long shadow. Through friendships and love affairs; marriage and divorce; parenthood, holidays, and the modest calamities and triumphs of ordinary days, Carry the One
shows how one life affects another, and how those who thrive and those who self-destruct are closer to each other than wed expect. Whether they take refuge in art, drugs, social justice, or love, Carol Anshaws characters are sympathetic, funny, and uncannily familiar as they reflect back to us our deepest pain and longings, our joys, and our transcendent moments of understanding.