An extraordinary novel of love, loss and the act of deception from the award-winning and widely acclaimed author, A.L. Kennedy. 'A.L. Kennedy is almost unique among British novelists for her ability to write fiction that is at once challengingly experimental, luminously beautiful and utterly readable. It helps that she is fiercely observant and very funny...If you want a guide to the rough contradictions of ther heart, A.L. Kennedy is your woman' Jane Shilling, "Evening Standard"