Evelyn Axon is an aging agoraphobic and a reluctant medium. Plagued by vengeful poltergeists, she and her daughter Muriel spend their days holed up in a crumbling house avoiding the demonic spirits that have taken over their kitchen.
Isabel Field is the latest social worker assigned to break their self-imposed siege. But she has problems of her own to deal with: an over-sexed father who scours the laundrettes of their provincial town for conquests and an enthusiastic but anxiety-ridden lover, Colin Sidney, who attends night classes to escape his demanding wife.
As these dazed lives collide like flies in the summer heat, a spider is awakening. Is Muriel, that large and sullen presence, quite the idiot she seems?
'Strange...rather mad...extremely funny...she reminded me of the early Muriel Spark' Auberon Waugh 'Abrasive and amusing...crisp and intelligent' Barbara Trapido 'What a terrific book' Fay Weldon
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 16th January 2006
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 15.5 x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.17