Jamal Khan, a psychoanalyst in his fifties living in London, is haunted by memories of his teens: his first love, Ajita; the exhilaration of sex, drugs and politics; and a brutal act of violence which changed his life for ever.
As he and his best friend Henry attempt to make the sometimes painful, sometimes comic transition to their divorced middle age, balancing the conflicts of desire and dignity, Jamal's teenage traumas make a shocking return into his present life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 528 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 25/12/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571238767