Literary Giant seeks young man to push bathchair. Own room in Hampstead, all found, exciting cultural milieu. Modest wage. Ideal 'gap year' opportunity. So orphan Struan Robertson, leaves his native town of Cuik, and arrives in London. His job is to care for Phillip, paralysed by a massive stroke. Struan finds himself tangled in a midsummer's dream of mistaken identity and overwhelming passions. For everyone, it is to be a life-changing summer.
"A bright book about dark subjects: a tale about kindness and its limits, told with love, nominated for the Costa First Novel Award
"With wit and zest, Clanchy creates social comedy out of teeth-clenching situations… Clanchy’s trenchant, often very funny prose also shimmers with sensual pleasures" (Guardian)
"Meeting the English>feels like an updated Iris Murdoch novel, with sharper haircuts and more Laura Ashley furnishings." (Independent on Sunday)
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