Award-winning playwright and columnist, Hilary Fannin’s debut novel has been declared “beautiful and painful” by Marian Keyes and “delicate and hypnotic” by Donal Ryan, here we share an exclusive extract.
In London in 1996, Robin and Ruth meet in the staff room of an East London school. Robin, desperate for a real connection, instantly falls in love. Ruth, recently bereaved and fragile, is tentative. When Robin introduces Ruth to his childhood friend, Joseph, a tortured and talented artist, their attraction is instant. Powerless, Robin watches on as the girl he loves and his best friend begin a passionate and turbulent affair….