About this book
A bold and vibrant literary debut, which was shortlisted for the Orange Broadband Award For New Writers 2008, now in paperback. 'A pleasurably surreal cross between "The Stone Diaries" and "Kind Hearts & Coronets' Guardian"
Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a media frenzy to the quiet, picture-perfect town her ancestors founded.