Henry Banks, a brilliant but narcissistic young actor, is prepared to go to any length for a role, and capitalizes on his successes in television drama by securing the lead in the latest film by a celebrated Spanish director.
However, Henry has – unwittingly – become an important part of the life of recently-divorced Kristin. Sitting in her empty Philadelphia home, Kristin is obsessed with the handsome English actor and convinced they are destined to be together. She resolves to fly to London and bring their relationship to fruition.
‘This novel billows around you like a queasy dream, its grand scenery and awful characters combining to take us out of the real world and into another, oddly shimmering version of it.’ The Times