It is 1979 and in a ramshackle cottage in Northumberland fifteen-year-old Ruth is desperate to leave behind the gradual implosion of her parents' marriage as she pursues her own quest for love and excitement. Fantasies about the son of the local farmer offer a temporary distraction from the rising tensions at home but Ruth soon discovers that the family are coming to terms with a very different tragedy... Told largely from the darkly humorous perspective of Ruth, Jane Feaver's novel is an engaging and profound insight into ...

According to Ruth 2008, Vintage Books

ISBN-13: 9780099506126

Trade paperback

According to Ruth 2007, Harvill Press

ISBN-13: 9781846550423