Following the recurrence of a brain tumour, Mark Blum chooses to return to his native Glasgow to die, leaving behind in New York his architectural practice, and bewildered friends and family. The processes of illness oblige Mark to re-assess his life and to re-establish contact with his brother Daniel, a successful photographer. A legacy of bitterness and jealousy in the brothers' relationship stems from their friendship as teenagers with a young Hungarian refugee.
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