What if one day you decided you'd had enough of your current life?
Alice Robinson, art critic for a magazine so fashionable it's just gone out of business, finds herself agreeing to housesit for her parents. Moving back home to a suburbia she thought long behind her, she finds herself reconnecting with a different landscape, a fraught and painful past.
For everywhere Alice turns she finds traces of her sister, who went missing as a teenager. Can she stop her old life intruding on the present? Should she even try? What does Alice's new future look like?
'Warm, searching, funny' The Times Literary Supplement
'Charming and compelling' Observer
'Fine writing . . . wrapped in an arresting evocation of timelessness' Guardian
'Brooding and haunting' Tatler