"We all experience within us... the desire to be transported from darkness into light, to be touched by the hand of that which is not of this world." Nick Cave, The Secret Life of the Love Song
'We are not meant to be hungry" Lionel Shriver, Big Brother
For Ian and Kay
The front door is mostly glass, a pane as tall and wide as a man.
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amazon ca:Lewis Sullivan lives less than a mile from his childhood home. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup, and he spends his evenings at his second-favourite pub for half a shandy and sausage. But when an old friend appears, he finds his comfortable life shaken up. Touching and compassionate, rich and sensual, He Wants is charged with surprise.
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Lewis Sullivan, an RE teacher at a secondary school, is approaching retirement when he wonders for the first time whether he ought to have chosen a more dramatic career. He lives in a village in the Midlands, less than a mile from the house in which he grew up. He always imagined living by the sea. His grown-up daughter visits every day, bringing soup. He does not want soup. He frequents his second-favourite pub, where he can get half a shandy, a speciality sausage and a bit of company. When an old friend appears on the scene, Lewis finds his routine and comfortable life shaken up.… (more)