'This novel is perfection' Glamour
'A coolly ironic look at modern womanhood… This is an excellent novel' The Times
From humble beginnings, Therese has let herself grow used to a life of luxury after marrying into an empire-building family. But when rumours of corruption gather around her husband's latest development, the social opprobrium is shocking, the fallout swift, and Therese begins to look at her privileged and insular world with new eyes.
In the flat below Therese, something else is brewing. Her neighbour Claire believes she's discovered the secret to living with freedom and authenticity, freeing herself from the mundanity of domesticity. Therese finds herself enchanted by the lure of the permissive zone Claire creates in her apartment – a place of ecstatic release.
All too quickly, Therese is forced to confront herself and her choices – just how did she become this person? And what exactly should she do about it?
'A thoughtful, intelligent novel about one woman's search for more meaning' Good Housekeeping
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication date: 6 July 2023
Format: Trade Paperback