‘Funny, merciless, brilliant… I loved it’
CURTIS SITTENFELD, author of ROMANTIC COMEDY
‘Assures Taylor’s position as one of the most important novelists of his generation’
‘Taylor is a sharp chronicler’
RAVEN LEILANI, author of LUSTER
What was happiness if not this moment, if not then, right then, the group of them, together for maybe the last time, coming together for this moment, for this very instant, what were they if not happy?
Seamus, Fyodor, Ivan, Noah and Fatima are running out of time to decide on their futures. In a university town in the American Midwest, this circle of lovers and friends ask themselves and each other: what is the right thing to stake a life on? Work, love, money, dance, poetry? Is love possible without harm? And what does true connection look like in an age of precarity?
The author of the Booker Prize-shortlisted author of Real Life returns with a deeply involving new novel of young men and women trying to work out what they want, and who they are.
‘Elegant… Taylor has a Chekhovian generosity’
CLAIRE MESSUD, author of THE EMPEROR’S CHILDREN