Author(s): Clare Morgan
Raymond is a withdrawn Oxford don and Nietzsche expert who discovers love and life when he meets Beatrice, who is considerably younger than him and works on Virginia Woolf. Walter is Beatrice's alpha-male husband, a power-hungry, philandering construction mogul who makes suspicious deals in the Middle East. And around this captivating trio, there is the mystery of a rumoured link between Friedrich Nietzsche and Virginia Woolf...
Every single strand is fascinating and fully realised, and yet Clare Morgan somehow manages to weave them together into a dazzling, thought-provoking whole.
Clare Morgan is Director of the Master of Studies in Creative Writing at the University of Oxford. She gained her MA in Creative Writing from University of East Anglia, where she worked with Malcolm Bradbury and Rose Tremain. Her stories have been widely anthologised and have been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. She reviews regularly for the TLS.