The time is 1995, but everybody has a past. Brilliant Australian Caroline can command everyone except her own ghoulish mother, which means that things aren't easy for Josh and Zoe, her husband with Stravinsky-glasses and twelve-year-old daughter.
Zoe reads girls' ballet books and longs for lessons; a thing denied her until a chance encounter on a school French exchange.
Meanwhile, on the east coast of Africa, Hattie, Josh's first love, now writes girls' ballet books - that's when she can carve out the space between her husband and her crosspatch daughter.
From far and wide, they are all drawn together: a masquerade in which things are not always what they seem.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 03/05/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408809815