* A teenager named Mclean Sweet and her father Gus have just arrived in Lakeview, North Carolina.
* Gus is a restaurant consultant who goes into struggling restaurants and either saves them or closes them.
* Mclean changes her name and her persona in every place she and her father have lived.
* Gus is a huge basketball fan and Mclean is named after his favorite coach.
* Mclean's parents had a happy marriage until the famous basketball player, Peter Hamilton, fell in love with Mclean's mother and her parents split up.
* Mclean recalls her shock when she learned that her mother was pregnant with twins, a fact which precipitated the divorce.
* Mclean chose to live with her father but sometimes misses her mother and fondly remembers how she and her mother would go on vacation and stay in a mildewy-smelling hotel.
* Mclean goes to the restaurant her father is trying...
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