“A serious, distinctive and eminently readable story of faith and family; about the demands of the world and the desires of the individual.” – Independent on Sunday
It’s Friday in the Leeke household, but this is no ordinary Friday: the Leekes are Mormons and tonight they will be welcoming back their son Gary from his two-year mission in Utah. In turn, the members of the family let us into their private thoughts and plans. There’s teenage Jeannie, wrestling with a disastrous secret; her peculiar elder brother, Julian, who’s plotting an exit according to his own warped logic; their father, Martin, dreaming of escape; and ‘golden boy’ Gary, who dreads his return. As the day progresses, nothing goes according to anyone’s plan, and the outcome is as unexpected as it is shocking.