This well crafted story is told through a few phone calls and flashbacks to a previous point in time in the relationship of Rachel and Ted. It's a relationship with troubles, and these are neatly revealed as the short story progresses. It's not a happy story, and it contains some dark themes which would not be to everyone's tastes. The tale slowly reveals the link between the now, with Rachel trying to speak with a sulking daughter (blind, not deaf as one of the reviews states), and the past, pre-child, when Ted & Rachel are trying to move home. Obviously I've heard of the author before, but hadn't read anything by him prior to this. On the back of this brilliant little tale I'll be rectifying that soon.