Jan has been dying for six years, bringing his unhappy marriage with Annemieke to an end in middle age. Their sons have given them one last gift, a holiday in the Caribbean. Dorothy and George have also been given a holiday, by their granddaughter - their first and probably last trip overseas. In the rain of Bexhill-on-Sea, two weeks at a beach resort seems irresistible. Alone together, in perfect surroundings, they are unable to escape their troubles, until a few chance events - a disappearance, an assault and a man called Bill Moloney - allow them to make something out of the ashes of their love. This is a different love story - about how there's seldom a 'happily ever after', but sometimes a chance to redeem a life together half-lived.
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Jan and Annemieke are going on their last holiday together, their love dissolving in middle age. Thirty years their senior, Dorothy and George are on one of their first. When these four people meet on an island in the Caribbean, they find more than an escape from their daily existence. They discover that it's not too late to save the rest of their lives.Review:
'A stunningly good novel' -- PUBLISHING NEWS
'Dean has [Alan Bennett's]...almost supernatural talent for observing and measuring the comedy and tragedy of ordinary, heartfelt lives' -- Guardian
'Maturity, poise, a certain distinctive humour. I enjoyed BECOMING STRANGERS greatly. It is a very accomplished piece of writing' -- HELEN DUNMORE
'[A] very accomplished first novel...Dean has a deliciously lucid and seemingly effortless style...an exceptionally enjoyable book' -- DAILY MAIL
BECOMING STRANGERS REALLY WILL BE ONE OF THE BOOKS OF THE YEAR -- Independent
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