About this book
One of the most talked-about fiction debuts of 2002. Longlisted for the 2002 Man Booker Prize. Over 10,000 copies sold in hardback. Will be supported by a national press advertising campaign. "Jon McGregor writes like a lyrical angel" "Daily Mail". "A dream of a novel" Erica Wagner, "The Times".
On a street in a town in the North of England, ordinary people are going through the motions of their everyday existence. A young man is in love with a neighbour who does not even know his name. An old couple make their way up to the nearby bus stop. But then a terrible event shatters the quiet of the early summer evening.