Carmen wishes Jobe, the husband she never loved, dead only to fall in love with him after he is gone.
As she helps her three children grieve, she discovers, after a tryst with her most recent lover, that her own life may be in danger.
Her emotions reeling, Carmen reflects on the fateful days of her youth that made her the person she has become: privileged suburban wife, unfaithful widow, mother of a child with Down syndrome, fierce friend.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Duckworth Overlook
- Publication Date: 15/08/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780715645741