Are things really meant to be, or are we just sitting around waiting for butterflies?
As empty-nester Cherie Johnson eagerly anticipates her retirement from high school English teaching, she is hit with a triple whammy on Valentine’s Day. Dave, her husband, loses his sales job; Hope, her older and underemployed daughter moves back home to nurse a broken heart; and her younger daughter, college senior Wesley, becomes engaged. Throw in Dave’s rebellious nature, an overly narcissistic mother-in-law, and Hope’s Rasputin-like ex-lover, and Cherie finds there is more to deal with than just getting these people jobs! Left with looming expenses, no new plans, and a nest full of overgrown chicks, Cherie feels helplessly caught between living vicariously through all their lives, and trying to steer everyone back on track.
Told alternatively from Cherie and Hope’s perspectives, The Nest represents an all-too-familiar tale of American family life since the 2008 recession. Prepare to laugh and cry with these two women who are doing their best to suck it up and move on!