This fast-paced and darkly funny novel asks the question: How do you balance compassion for others with self-assuredness, without either becoming a doormat or alienating everyone close to you?
Like many women, Win Earlie has always been the good girl. At home and at work, everyone could count on her to make them feel better, even though her smile was like a mask she wore to convince people to like her. But illness, an accident, family friction, and even a murder compel Win to transform herself into someone confident and assertive. After all, life is too short to pretend to be someone you aren't. Indeed, life seems brighter when she starts to act more like her true self. But then Win's life begins to splinter into pieces, and she might lose everything that is important to her. Did her transformation go too far?