The Booker Prize-winning novel from 'the Chekhov of suburbia', Stanley Middleton. Rejacketed and republished by Windmill for the anniversary of its 1974 win. Edwin Fisher is on holiday at an English seaside resort but this revisiting of childhood haunts is no ordinary holiday. Edwin has gone away to try to come to terms with the failure of his marriage to Meg when her parents arrive to try to persuade him to go back to her. As the past and his enigmatic wife loom larger, deeper truths emerge and the perspective shifts in unexpected ways.