This volume of interconnected stories from Perrier Comedy Award-winning Jenny Eclair is a bitter-sweet collection. Each story focuses on the very different lives of a set of characters living in the same street, where happiness is a fragile thing and hairline cracks can become craters of misery.
'This comedienne has always been a novelist-in-waiting . . . Eclair's modern cautionary tale has the same bittersweet wit that shapes her stand-up set, but there's nothing remotely funny about its dark conclusion' GUARDIAN
'Irreverant observations are thrown down gauntlet-like as [Eclair] rages on to the next gag.' THE TIMES
'Viciously funny and very well written.' DAILY MAIL
'A novel about relationships, parenthood and class that detonates every middle-class chick-lit cliche.' THE TIMES
'A furious plot that never loses its humour, even as events take a dark turn. No happy ending, but an unputdownable take on urban living.' HELLO
Jenny Eclair remains the sole female to win the prestigious Perrier Award for Comedy at the Edinburgh Festival. This is her first novel.