About this book
Impressive Caryl Phillips novel dealing with the unbending attitudes of rural England. "One of the literary giants of our time" "New York Times"
The English village is a place where people come to lick their wounds. Dorothy has walked away from a bad 30-year marriage and is trying to rebuild a life. It's not immediately clear why her neighbour, Solomon, is living nearby, but gradually they establish a form of comfort in each other's presence that alleviates the isolation they both feel.