The eighth month of pregnancy proves difficult for Susan. Her remote and unhappy father has committed suicide, and Susan is now haunted by the ghost of him as a boy. Emotionally immature herself, Susan has drifted most of her life, detached from those around her. Shocked out of her detachment by her father's death, Susan begins an affair with a sexually enticing artist while her husband, supportive and loving, does his best to understand a wife who seems interested only in withdrawing from him.
Julie Myerson is the author of Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived in Our House and nine novels, including the best-selling Something Might Happen, which was longlisted for the Booker Prize. In the words of the Observer, she 'has a talent for making the unthinkable readable. The results are riveting.'