'A very apt and unillusioned sort of modern pastoral, blessed with the kind of narrative gift that's like perfect pitch' --The Guardian
'Funny and painful and beautifully done so that we recognise life with a gasp' --The Times
About the Author
Born in 1956, Peter Benson was educated in Ramsgate, Canterbury and Exeter. His first novel, The Levels, won the Guardian Fiction Prize. This was followed by A Lesser Dependency, winner of the Encore award, The Other Occupant, which was awarded the Somerset Maugham Award. He has also published short stories, screenplays and poetry, some adapted for TV, radio and many translated into other languages.