At just another drinks party that he very nearly chose not to go to, Jeremy catches sight of Maria and is instantly allured by the frisson of sexual excitement. His rash and immediate reaction sets off an unstoppable and far-reaching chain of events that will divert the course of not just his life, but those of his family and an ever-expanding circle of other, unforgettable characters. In one of his most brilliantly constructed and wickedly funny novels, Joseph Connolly takes us to the dark heart of sexual obsession. When all the lust and the lying starts to come full circle, where is there left for this energy to go?
Joseph Connolly is the best-selling author of Poor Souls, This Is It, Stuff, Summer Things, Winter Breaks, S.O.S., It Can't Go On, The Works, Love is Strange and Jack the Lad and Bloody Mary. He has also written several works of non-fiction, including admired biographies of Jerome K. Jerome and P. G. Wodehouse.