Robert Standing hates the trivial in life, or rather he simply can’t do it: the courtesy, the chitchat, the pretence of it all. Desperate to communicate with the outside world on his own terms, he wreaks havoc in the lives of three women. Does he even deserve to find happiness?
‘Fane writes with clarity, elegance and a wit which raises her interest in amorous foreplay into the Ovidian. Her debut is the most radiant I have seen this year’ Amanda Craig, Independent
‘Brings to mind comparisons with Shena Mackay, and, in her hero’s philosophical quest, with early Iris Murdoch.’ Claire Colvin, The Times