A funny and moving novel about a man at the crossroads of his life, from the widely-celebrated, bestselling author of Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Desmond never did have much luck with women - except in getting them through their driving tests. Now a coach driver, he is at the most crucial crossroads of his life. His wife has thrown him out. The crisis serves only to deepen his despair over another failed liaison - until he elects to steer his coach on a spectacularly reckless quest for the son he has never seen.
'Acutely funny and sad' Daily Mail
Poignant and funny... Deborah Moggach is brilliant at capturing just the right voice for her characters
Disturbing and witty...a deftly-described odyssey that places the battle of the sexes in a new arena
Moggach, for the purposes of this book, has turned herself into a bloke. His monologue throughout strikes me as totally authentic, but not only does Moggach get his lingo right, she thinks through his head, dramatizing his confusion, decency, wit, pain and determination. This is not just ventriloquism, but empathy so complete as to be phenomenal
Acutely funny and sad