Let me say it straight out: STRANGERS AT THE FEAST is astoundingly GOOD. Page-turning, jaw-dropping, laugh-out-loud, cry-into-your-sleeves, gasp-with-recognition GOOD. It takes on nothing less than the theme of what is wrong with America today and it does it very well.
The action takes place over one Thanksgiving day with lots of flashbacks. There hasnâ€™t been a family like the Olsons since Zoe Hellerâ€™s The Believers â€“ with a dollop of the movie Pieces of April blended in. This family DEFINES dysfunction.