Cassie and Rona. Rona and Cassie.
Two women on a driving holiday in Northern France.
A caustic, coruscating and deeply funny account of morality, dysfunctional relationships and women abroad, Foreign Parts is that rare hybrid: a strikingly original novel about real life, told with accuracy, compassion and a truly saturnine delight.
The book reassures that no matter how many times you've done something or been somewhere, the humiliations remain as burning, the pleasure as sharp as ever
A funny, original, stinging-as-a-nettle, soothing-as-a-dockleaf read
A carefully observed, caustic portrait of two opposites - one prickly, one plodding - and their troublesome but enduring friendship
A pleasure from start to finish
Every detail...is described with the accuracy of an X-ray and the urgency of poetry