The Weirds have always been a little off, but not one of them
ever suspected that they'd been cursed by their grandmother.
At the moment of the births of her five grandchildren Annie Weird
gave each one a special power. Richard, the oldest, always keeps
safe; Abba always has hope; Lucy is never lost and Kent can beat
anyone in a fight. As for Angie, she always forgives, instantly.
But over the years these so-called blessings ended up ruining their
Now Annie is dying and she has one last task for Angie: gather her
far-flung brothers and sisters and assemble them in her
grandmother's hospital room so that at the moment of her death, she
can lift these blessings-turned-curses. And Angie has just two
weeks to do it.
What follows is a quest like no other, tearing up highways and
racing through airports, from a sketchy Winnipeg nursing home to
the small island kingdom of Upliffta, from the family's crumbling
ancestral Toronto mansion to a motel called Love. And there is also
the search for the answer to the greatest family mystery of all:
what really happened to their father, whose maroon Maserati was
fished out of a lake so many years ago?