The aloof and enigmatic Constance Schuyler lives alone in Manhattan when she meets Sidney Klein, a professor of poetry twenty years her senior, at a literary party.
A few weeks later, he proposes marriage and Constance accepts, moving into his dark, book-filled apartment. But Constance is tortured by a bitter past. When her father makes a devastating revelation, Constance's fragile psyche suffers a profound shock.
Her marriage, already tottering, threatens to collapse completely.
Sidney can only watch and wait, doubting his own moral strength.
Constance's consolation is the friendship of Sidney's boy Howard, a strange, delicate child, not unlike Constance herself...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 22/05/2014
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408843321
- Paperback from £9.85