From the prizewinning author of God’s Own Country and A Natural comes a moving and intimate exploration of marriage, devotion and sacrifice, and a woman’s enduring search for freedom. 'One of our best novelists’ Daily Mail 'A superb achievement’ Guardian 'Moving…and beautiful’ Irish Times Anita is a talented sous-chef at a high-end London restaurant. At home, however, her husband Patrick is suffering from dementia and declining rapidly. As she is thrown between two conflicting worlds, Anita must make a decision: should she free them both by acting on his last plea for mercy, or should she remain faithful to the person Patrick used to be? It’s a decision complicated by ambition and the guilt of her own past – and by her intensifying friendship with another man, Peter, and the temptation of a new life.