It should be the most natural thing in the world. But in Tony Parsons' latest bestseller, three couples discover that Mother Nature can be one hell of a bitch.
Paulo loves Jessica. He thinks that together they are complete - a family of two.
But Jessica can't be happy until she has a baby, and the baby stubbornly refuses to come. Can a man and a woman ever really be a family of two?
Megan doesn't love her boyriend anymore. After a one-night stand with an Australian beach bum, she finds that even a trainee doctor can slip up on the family planning.
Should you bring a child into the world if you don't love its father?
Cat loves her life. After bringing up her two youngest sisters, all she craves is freedom. Her older boyfriend has done the family thing before and is in no rush to do it all again. But can a modern woman really find true happiness without ever being in the family way?
Three sisters. Three couples. Two pregnancies. Six men and women struggling with love, sex, fertility and the meaning of family.
And one more bitter-sweet bestseller from the author of MAN AND BOY.
Praise for The Family Way:
`His best since the very fine Man and Boy' GQ
`Parsons goes head to head with controversial issue after controversial issue...jam-packed with Parsons' trademark perceptiveness and sensitivity' Daily Mirror
`Heartwarming and highly recommended...his most sensitive book yet' Heat
`His stories show all too well how we muddle along in search of love and fulfilment, and when we fluff it...sometimes that's just because it's easier' Observer
`Unquestionably readable and perfect for whiling away the hours' Daily Mail
Praise for Man and Boy:
`One of the finest books published this year...Hilarious and tear-jerking in turns' Express
Tony Parsons is the author of Man and Boy , winner of the Book of the Year prize. His subsequent novels - One For My Baby, Man and Wife, The Family Way, Stories We Could Tell and My Favourite Wife - were all bestsellers. He lives in London.