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Greg is a fading middle-aged actor whose family life has long since become stale; Sally is a struggling young playwright. When they're thrown together to do a West End play, they plunge into a reckless affair that seems to offer an escape into fantasy . . . until Sally makes a shocking discovery that brings them face to face with real life again. A novel of sharp insight, ...more
Paperback, 528 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by Faber Faber (first published January 2005)
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Stephanie Merritt (born 1974 in Surrey) to Jim and Rita Merritt is a critic and feature writer for various publications including The Times, the Daily Telegraph, the New Statesman, Zembla and Die Welt. She has also been Deputy Literary Editor and a staff writer at The Observer.

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