Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children - Chas, Richie and Margo - and then they separated. Chas started buying real estate in his early teens and seemed to have an almost preternatural understanding of international finance. Margot was a playwright and received a Braverman Grant of $50,000 in the ninth grade. Richie was a junior champion tennis player and won the US Nationals three years in a row. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of betrayal, failure and disaster. The Royal Tenenbaums is the story of the family's sudden, unexpected reunion one recent winter.Anderson, Wes is the author of 'Royal Tenenbaums', published 2002 under ISBN 9780571215454 and ISBN 0571215459.