The car accident that blights the lives of Kit and Alice, a couple without a care in the world, changes everything.
It shatters their faith in their relationship and in each other.
Alice's natural optimism and sense of security desert her; she stops eating and separates herself from other people.
Even her loving sister, Emmy, is kept at a distance.
Kit's dog Bones becomes her constant companion. For his part, Kit resents this new brittle Alice; but he cannot seem to reconnect. The Trouble with Alice is a beautifully written tale of two people thrown in at the emotional deep end, stuggling to find a way back in the aftermath of tragedy.
With poignancy and humour, and a keen understanding of human frailty, Olivia Glazebrook unwinds the conventions of a love story.
She speaks of compassion, of renewal and ultimately, perhaps, of reconciliation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Short Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/05/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781907595158