A story about three siblings who struggle with their understanding of God and life.
The oldest is a recto-colon physician living in Beverly Hills who is obsessive-compulsive. He has to re-organize his surgical instruments over and over again during surgeries, sprays door handles with Lysol, wears gloves while brushing his teeth, keeps his home meticulously clean, re-arranges his shoes in his apartment according to shade. His descent into madness is precipitated by waking up in the middle of the night realizing that a cockroach has crawled in his ear. The more he tries to get the insect out of his ear (twizer, flashlight, hot water, banging on the other side of his head) the further it lodges itself. He frantically calls his younger brother who is a turkey farmer in Iowa. His brother tells him to lie down in his bed and put a doughnut next to his ear. (to be cont)
The brother's sister is a criminal trial lawyer in NY. Ruthless, unmarried, childless and lonely.