Maggie grows restless, as does anyone whose life is hovering instead of moving."" Maggie is the heroine of this first novel which can be further defined by the above-- very little moves or happens. It's a book length resurrection of her Big Daddy-- Simon Otis, a Chaplinesque man of many talents and wives now buried in Forest Lawn. Maggie too is something of a lost ghost; via Sarah Lawrence and the Village she's become a professional existentialist student in Europe until now when she tries to pick up the pieces and people connected with her father's life: her halfbrother in London; her mother, his second wife, in Massachusetts: Barney Roberts who is writing a book about the great man; and finally his analyst whom her father had intended to be hers too..... The reprise is accomplished with a certain amount of style and sophistication, but like Maggie, it just doesn't add up.