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Sunnyside Up is a deeply character-driven tale of two lovingly combative Kentucky sisters and a man named Julian, a miner’s son, who was not their social equal. It’s a story of love and survival, but also of quantum entanglement at a Jungian level.
Adelaide Somers is a stubborn old lioness of a woman fighting hard to regain control of her runaway life. Her only means of survival is a 150-year-old family business collapsing from neglect. Neglect she blames mostly on her absentee family members. “Am I the only one left with a sense of responsibility?!” she rages. The business, Sunnyside Up Enterprises, is a landmark funeral and burial service accommodating the infamous elite of Outskirt, Kentucky, as well as a motley collection of Adelaide’s proud and outspoken ancestors. Ancestors who do not rest easy. Her only business partner is her slightly younger sister, Felicity, the victim of an accident neither she nor Adelaide is able to remember clearly, or sometimes, at all.
How do they navigate this nebulous labyrinth of a life? It’s all in how they see themselves, each other, and the often separate worlds they inhabit.