Why has his wife abandoned him after 23 years of blissful marriage? Is she having a midlife crisis? Should he be having one, too?
Life is absolutely fine for Hugh and Liz Thorpe in Cambridge, England—a comfortable lifestyle, good health, kids to be proud of, and a loving relationship. Then Hugh decides to take early retirement and it all goes hopelessly wrong.
A succession of twists and turns are preventing a restoration to the normality that the couple increasingly crave as their children, parents, and friends find out that immaturity isn’t exclusively the preserve of the young.
A satirical novel about the fragility of even the most robust relationships.
If you like wry British humor, this is for you.
“This tale of self-doubt, adultery and forgiveness is shot through with humour and compassion. A most enjoyable read.” —David Lister, The Independent
“Warm, witty, poignant . . . characters that stay with you.” —June Flath, author of A Secret Affair and Lost and Found
“Modern life is captured in a completely recognizable way, the style is accessible, vivid and entertaining. Best bit of fiction I’ve read on this theme.”
“Laugh out loud funny and completely moving at the same time.”