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"A richly suggestive and beautifully written piece of work, provoking questions that will continue to nag and expand in your mind." - INDEPENDENT
In their remote cottage on the British coast, a long-married pair of retired nuclear physicists live a modest life in the aftermath of a natural disaster, giving scrupulous care to energy rationing, their garden, their yoga practice. When former colleague Rose reappears after 38 years, her presence upends the couples equilibrium and trust. As the fallout from long-ago decisions comes hurtling into view, Rose unveils a proposal that threatens more than their marriage. A hit in London and New York, Lucy Kirkwoods latest is a taut and disquieting thriller about responsibility and reparationwhat one generation owes the next.