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‘Elegant and absorbing.’ Guardian
‘A book to be savoured.’ Observer
‘Intimate, funny . . . Masterfully done.’ Daily Mail
‘Sophisticated and engrossing.’ Literary Review
Paul is a mid-ranking tennis professional on the ATP tour. His girlfriend Dana is an ex-model and photographer, and together with their two-year-old son they form a tableau of the contented upper-middle-class New York family. But Paul’s parents and siblings have come to stay in the build-up to the US Open, and with summer storms brewing, several generations of domestic tension are brought to boiling point . . .
Ben Markovits' writing makes the ordinary unforgettable.
In tender, compassionate prose and a deftly compressed time-scheme, Markovits glints through desire, ennui, misunderstanding, and love, illuminating his family so they collectively glow like a human panorama.
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