About this book
Louis de Bernieres' latest novel is now published in paperback. Narrated both in the moment and through recollection, it not only delivers a moving love story, but is a subtle commentary on storytelling; its seductions and powers, and its ultimately unavoidable dangers.
Chris is in his forties: bored, lonely, trapped in a loveless, sexless marriage. He's a stranger to the 1970s youth culture of London, a stranger to himself on the night he invites a prostitute into his car. Roza is Yugoslavian, recently moved to London. She's in her twenties, but has already lived a life filled with danger and misadventure.