Nathan Staples is consumed by loathing and love in roughly equal measures.
Frustrated by his life and the way he lives it, he is sustained only by his passionate devotion for his estranged wife and their teenage daughter, Mary.
When Nathan contrives to have Mary invited to the island where he lives in retreat, he sets in motion the possiblity of telling her he is her father, and becoming whole and complete and alive again.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 576 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/05/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099730613