Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Clare is married, with three small children, she bakes her own bread and buys her clothes from the charity shop. Her best friend Helly is a model and has her golden curves pasted up on billboards ten feet high. Each of them seems to want what the other has.
"Surprising and rewarding...Hadley has pulled off an important and tricky task.... Not many books remind you so directly and forcefully that reading is about creating new ways of seeing the world."
--"New York Times Book Review"