Claudia is getting married in a week. Well, she's 85% sure she is getting married in a week. Maybe 75%...
First, she must return home to spend the week with her siblings Zoe, Phinn and Poppy who, despite their best intentions, are quick to return to long-established battle lines.
Waiting on the arrival of her best friend, Nora, for support against her family, Claudia starts to doubt her engagement and question her past relationships. What if her ex-boyfriend is really the one she should be with? Is downloading Tinder just before your wedding actually that bad? What if she wants to move to Malta? Or volunteer in the Philippines? Claudia hopes that Nora can help her find answers to these questions, but Nora is hiding her own secrets as well.
Meanwhile, Claudia's parents George and Rachel, long estranged from each other, are struggling with how different their children turned out to what they'd imagined. Taller, maybe?
My Not So Functional Family is a warm, funny and genuine novel about the conflicting joys and disappointments of millennials. It explores the complex relationships between parents and adult children, what we expect and what we actually receive, and the complicated terrain that is the relationships with our siblings, best friends, and ourselves.