The Attic story is told in three parts. Part I—Sybil Part II—Chicago Part III—The Attic. Sybie is a main character throughout the story. Roosevelt classmates might remember a fellow student, Karen Sounds, who was a victim of the disease Non-Patella Syndrome—NPS. Some of the kids cruelly called her Tic Tock. Her disability and her perseverance is important to the story.
The attic is an emotional story about facing adversity and overcoming loss. When BYRON KELLY’s wife dies, he faces assault charges and a lawsuit, and flees to Chicago and assumes a new identity. He takes a low lever computer support job with an international investment banking company where he discovers the CEO of the company is embezzling over 26 million dollars.