Helena’s disfigured face has defined her since childhood, yet with her older sister Grace’s unconditional love and encouragement, she is able to establish a sense of normalcy. Grace’s sudden death leaves Helena stunned and broken- hearted, but also leaves her with an unexpected inheritance. With only one day to make her decision, Helena becomes increasingly desperate to understand the real motivation behind Grace’s gift. Inheritance is a meditation on the power and fragility of appearances, and how those who love us help us love ourselves.

Inheritance weaves a fiercely powerful narrative through human vanity, family, grief, and faith, all in the period of twenty-four hours.


About The Author

Kirsten Gundlack