Covering a span of 25 years, this book tells the story of three women married in succession to the same man - a charismatic opportunist named Ken Kimble. Told from the perspective of each Mrs Kimble, it offers a mesmerising look at how three very different women become accomplices in their own deception.
1961: He was the choir director at a southern Bible college. Birdie couldn't keep her eyes off him. One evening he approached her after practice. Then, just as easily, he disappeared.
1969: Joan met him at a pool party in Florida. He was tall and slender, with dark hair that hung to his shoulders. His eyes were a startling blue. He was engaged to someone else, but Joan couldn't keep away.
1979: Dinah bumped into him accidentally in Washington DC. Their paths had crossed once before, when she was a teenager. He was old enough to be her father.
Beautifully written, stunningly original, this emotionally compelling novel of marriage and illusion marks the debut of an astonishing new literary voice.