About this book
The paperback edition of Thorpe's powerful and timely novel about the mid-life decline of an English composer. From the highly acclaimed author of "The Rules Of Perspective", it ties in with the publication of new hardback "The Standing Pool". 'Adam Thorpe is a marvel among contemporary British novelists...' Ian Thompson, "Independent"
Jack Middleton lives with his wife Milly, an heiress. When he visits Estonia, he falls for a young waitress, Kaja. They embark on a passionate affair. Then it's over. But nothing is ever over. Still childless six years later, Jack and Milly's marriage shows the strain, but they battle on better than most - until the past returns with a vengeance.