SHORTLISTED FOR THE STELLA PRIZE 2020
'A lovely, lively, intelligent, funny book' Tessa Hadley
'Sharp, funny, heartbreaking and gorgeously-written. I loved it' Paula Hawkins
Sylvie, Jude, Wendy and Adele have a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three.
These women couldn't be more different: Jude, a once-famous restaurateur with a long-standing affair with a married man; Wendy, an acclaimed feminist intellectual; Adele, a former star of the stage. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for one last weekend at Sylvie's old beach house - not for a celebration of her life, but to clean the place out before it is sold.
But amid the ruins of their relationship there are glimpses of the affection that has kept them together for years - and when disaster strikes and secrets are revealed, their friendship will be the only thing keeping them alive.
Publication Date: 15-Oct-2019
Publisher: Allen & Unwin