Selected for the Woman’s Own Book Club May 2023
One of Prima Magazine’s Best New Books May 2023
'Warm, wry, sad and brilliantly sharp' Daily Mail
'Clever, fresh and original' Nina Pottell, Books Editor at Prima Magazine
Dan and Anya Moorcroft have decided to get a divorce. Together, they’ve done it all. Two kids, three owned houses, four rented flats, fifty-something holidays, and one affair apiece. Now, after fifteen years together (nine of them married) they’re on the brink.
But as they go through couples’ mediation, revisiting and rediscovering their shared history in sessions surrounded by lawyers and paperwork, are they about to find something that’s worth saving? Or are they going to reaffirm their decision to end things for good?
Each section of the book is a focus area for the divorce mediation process: sex, home, money, family, us. Through this, the novel explores how marriage is built on bonds between people and the experiences they share. It goes back in time to reveal Dan and Anya’s past. And then returns to the present day as they work out their future.
'Witty, wise and honest' Katie Marsh
'Moving and charming' Kate Sawyer