It had all started so innocently, as these things do. 'Felix is coming back,' said Richard, looking up from his letter. 'He says whats the point of paying no income tax if the climate gives you writers block.' 'Elizabeth says its because he cant find enough women to screw,' said Helen, putting down her letter. 'oh, never mind the reasons,' said Richard. 'they're coming back, that the main thing.' But Richard's best friend Felix, famous and successful author, is a man that cant resist temptation. And temptation comes in the form of Sally, Richard's teenage step-daughter. For a whole group of people their affair is potentially dangerous. Helen, Sally's artist mother, detests Felix and would never forgive him for seducing her daughter. Richard, an overworked probation officer, is still haunted by guilt for deserting his first wife Inge, who has never stopped trying to get him back. Add Elizabeth, Felix's adoring wife, finds his constant infidelities painful. Once the affair is no longer a secret, a whole chain of disasters is set in motion, escalating until all the member of the group are touched b y tragedy.
Publisher: Michael Joseph