A sly, gentle dig at society's conventions and preconceptions. John Brown arrives at a country nursing home with a case of money expecting hotel-style service. He's a kind of dropout bound to puzzle a profession geared to treating the sick. He's not physically ill and apparently not mentally so. He settles into the routine and cocoon-like security. Everyone speculates as to his identity. Maggie, his favourite nurse, learns enough so they're able to locate his relatives who come for him. She feels guilty, but he says he ...

Separate Peace 2015, Samuel French Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780573122545