Stella was a clever girl, everyone thought so. Living with her mother and rather unsatisfactory stepfather in suburban respectability she reads voraciously, smokes until her voice is hoarse and dreams of a less ordinary life.
When she meets Val, he seems to her to embody everything she longs for - glamour, ideas, excitement and the thrill of the unknown.
But these things come at a price and one that Stella despite all her cleverness doesn't realise until it is too late.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/03/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099570523