Published by Faber & Faber
2 Male 2 Female
Tara lies alone while Peter works nights
When 50-something Tom is propositioned by twenty-something Tara in a hotel bar, it sparks a sequence of accusations and lies
Lies that lead his frustrated wife Joan to seek revenge in the same hotel
So how far will people go to hear their heart beat again?
And what does it mean to be unfaithful to those you love?
A stark and searing glimpse into two tangled relationships
The unspoken desires
The piercing regrets
And the postponed conversations
"One of the stand-outs of this year's Traverse programme" ~ Theo Bosanquet
"McCafferty is particularly good on the way the colour is bleached from relationships; he is heartbreaking on the desperate loneliness of this foursome, and truthful about our longing to inject some excitement into the tediousness of our everyday lives" ★★★★ ~ Lyn Gardner