Twenty-six-year-old Peter Pappas vows to change his life this summer–or at least move out of his childhood home. His father, a Greek Orthodox priest, still rules the roost while his mother tends the brood. His teenage sister doesn’t dare confess a shocking romance, and his older brother chooses to deceive his girlfriend rather than disappoint his parents. When an affair with an exotic widow jump-starts Peter’s journey into adulthood, he learns a secret that just might set his family free–or destroy them.
Jim Zervanos grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He and his wife currently reside in Philadelphia, the setting for his novel.
His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the anthologies Philly Fiction and Philadelphia Noir. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.