"Riveting and startling....So raw and funny I wanted to read parts aloud to strangers." -Dylan Landis, author of Normal People Don't Live Like This"Jessica Anya Blau...creates characters that have a lot more depth and more of a past than one often sees in fiction these days.... I found it impossible not to care about them-and equally impossible to forget them. Blau is a magnificent writer, and this is one special novel." -Steve Yarbrough, author of Safe from the NeighborsFrom Jessica Anya Blau, critically-acclaimed author of The Summer of Naked Swim Parties, comes a new novel of California, growing up, and learning to love your insane family. Perfect for fans of Jess Walter, Kevin Wilson, and Michael Chabon, Drinking Closer to Home is a poignant and funny exploration of one family's over-the-top eccentricities-a book Ron Tanner calls "heartfelt and hilarious."