Longlisted for the Orange Prize for FictionKate Flynn has always been a clever girl, brought up to believe in herself as something special.
Now Kate is forty-three and has given up her university career in London to come home and look after her mother at Firenze, their big house by a lake in Cardiff.
When Kate meets David Roberts, a friend from the old days, she begins to obsess about him: she knows it's because she's bored and hasn't got anything else to do, but she can't stop.
Adapting to a new way of life, the connections Kate forges in her new home are to have painful consequences, as the past begins to cast its long shadow over the present...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 04/09/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099499268