It's the day before Thanksgiving and twenty-nine-year-old business owner Hank Hanson is about to tackle the annual challenge of visiting every one of his relatives. The product of a blended family, Hank has parents, stepparents, and former stepparents-not to mention an assortment of siblings-and feels the responsibility to see them all. To give structure to his unconventional network, Hank compares it to a snowflake's intricate design. The only missing piece in his life, the element that would form that rare, perfect snowflake, is the love of an amazing woman. When Hank meets Erin at the Thanksgiving Day parade, it seems like she might just be that woman-until pressures start to mount with his family and business, and secrets about Erin's past spill out. In the vein of Empire Falls and Wonder Boys, The Symmetry of Snowflakes explores the complexity of modern life and relationships and the precarious nature of love.