After a lifetime at sea, Captain Michael Blaine has retired to an abandoned, remote Cornish village. He is the only inhabitant until Elizabeth Green, American movie star and one-hit-wonder, comes to see her motherís birthplace, just for a couple of hours. But soon she finds herself stranded, then forced to make the decision she has spent a lifetime avoiding.
Peter Bensonís beguiling novel is about dreams fulfilled, lives affirmed and a love as unexpected as it is late, confirming his place as one of the most individual voices in modern British fiction.
"Vividly, defiantly realistic at times, luridly surreal at others, his writingís ability to compound striking metaphors of the abstract with a graphic physicality has won him a deserved following" - TLS
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