A COMPELLING AND MOVING DOMESTIC DRAMA SET IN LONDON
Sally Emerson’s timeless novel about the pain of being separated from the children you love brims with passion and jeopardy. Newly re-issued.
Tom is a respected cosmologist. Amanda is a high-flying management consultant. Kate is their new baby and Sarah is their nanny. And Alice is a child who lives on the other side of London and who has recently developed a taste for fairy tales because everyone, in the end, gets exactly what they deserve.
As the novel moves towards its shocking finale it explores the dilemmas and sexual temptations of new parenthood and the power of apparently vulnerable babies and children. Told with Emerson’s characteristic poignancy and passion, Separation is a deeply moving portrayal of domestic life.
Praise for Separation…
‘Devastating… A novel which demands to be read in one sitting’
‘Thoroughly gripping… poignant, absorbing and terribly heart-rending’
‘Emerson is a writer who excels in portraying the darkness beneath polished surfaces…’
Sally Emerson is the award-winning author of novels including Fire Child, Heat and Second Sight and an anthologist of poetry and prose. She lives in London. Her website is www.sallyemerson.com.