Two men meet by chance in the taxi queue outside Paddington station one January night.
Richard is in his mid-forties, apparently happily married, with two young children. Abe is young and casually manipulative.
The men share a tax and on impulse Richard invite Abe into his home - action that sends ripples not only through his own life and that of his wife but also through the fragile existence of Abe's younger sister, Kirsty who is herself unsure of the best way to settle down.
About the Author
Janet Davey was born in 1953 and published her first novel when she was forty-nine. She lives in Pimlico, London.
A touching story of loneliness, sexual confusion and family ties Guardian Davey is a beautiful writer Financial Times She is able to create intimacy brilliantly...Davey's eye wanders appreciatively over physical objects, while sounds, colours and shapes are all beautifully observed. Time Out Subtle and challenging...attempts something radical with the fictional form: it eludes novelistic norms in favour of something more like life Guardian Davey is a deft observer of the inequalities of nature that exist within families Daily Telegraph
Number Of Pages: 202
Published: 7th August 2008
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.147
Edition Number: 1