New York City
The black sheep of an Edwardian family–who had been sent off to Australia with a thousand pounds and a one-way ticket–suddenly returns home, much to the annoyance of several of his relations. And what is the family? They’re prosperous, they’re middle calss, and they own a factory that makes cheap cloth. They are going up in the world and the sudden re-appearance of Eustace presents problems for them. The Return of the Prodigal is written by St. John Hankin.