People running up debts freak me out, so I wish this book had come with a trigger warning. The "hole" in the title starts off being about credit card debt, but turns karmic as the members of the Pomeroy family gets their finances in order.
The book's main protagonist is Patsy, the youngest child in a Sabbath Day Adventist household. Patsy's brother and sister are about ten years older and out of the house when the story begins with Roger Pomeroy having relocated his wife and daughter to Texas from his home state of Tennessee. Roger, in his 40s, has decided to pursue a Ph.D. Roger is a good-looking, charming guy, but a crap husband and father. Georgia Pomeroy is neither good-looking nor charming, but she's still a crap wife and mother.
Hole ends up having been an okay read, but it hard going, because none of the characters is likable until nearly the end. I stuck with it because I like Zevin's other work, but probably wouldn't have otherwise.