Right from the start, this one captured my interest. The dead cat, the inability to smell, the need to make the trip out of Denver to bury the cat. The senile father is familiar and heart-rending, real and believable, and I can "see" the farm -- what it once was and what it has become. The scene about finding the housekeeper made me laugh outloud. Now he is living with his dad, learning the truth about the man's finances, wishing he didn't have to do this, yet making the best of it, and it all makes me want to know more. I'm looking forward to finishing this one some day!