Meeting an old love brings flashbacks, an understanding of how the past has created the present, and how memory deceives us.
As a teenager in the 1970s Lucy has an intense love affair with her cousin Leo - it ends unhappily, and she feels marked by its failure and the rejection she felt as well as the politics and feminism of the time.
Meeting him again after many years, she is shocked and delighted at how she feels about him. Somehow her feelings won't leave her alone and they nag away at her while she tries to uncover the truth about her love for him, and how to deal with her sense of 'unfinished business'.
Humorous, allusive and thoughtful - it has something to say to anyone who has ever loved and lost.
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NB I have had many helpful comments on the first part of the book - if you can bear to, please look at later sections, which are rather different, and may need more input.