Sam Hardy is gone but not forgotten. That's because he causes nearly as much trouble dead as he did alive. A note found in his dresser asks his sister, Bil, to deliver the eulogy at his funeral, but she'd rather not. For one thing, she's torn between genuine grief and guilty relief. Sam was not an easy brother to love. Also, she knows that her mother, Emma, has been looking forward to using the pulpit to deliver a stinging indictment of the criminal justice system, the war on drugs and Sam's delinquent friends.