'A writer to watch. A superb novel, wonderful prose' - Sandra Scoppettone Elegant, intellectual Mercedes Medina is nearing 60 and preparing for the imminent death of her husband. Twenty years her senior, he is approaching the end of his life with lucidity and confidence but, for Mercedes, the journey is not so simple. Finding herself drawn to a woman nearly half her age, she stuggles for balance as passion collides with responsibility, recklessness with loyalty and lust with love. A haunting story of change, both unforgettable and recognisable.