She loves you. She respects you. She just can't stay married to you. Luke Greenwood is in crisis. His wife of 32 years, Selena, is leaving him for a much younger man. Then local gangsters set their sights on his cafe and take an interest in what's left of his family.
`Beautifully observed and written. Warm, witty and wise with characters so vivid and authentic, you are sure you must have been to Ernies cafe. If you enjoyed Matt Haig's The Humans, you'll love this.' -Linda Green, author of While My Eyes Were Closed; `Superbly lean and muscular. It's smart, it's fast and it bites down hard.' -Xan Brooks, author of The Clocks in This House All Tell Different Times; `A gorgeous, bittersweet novel about love, separation and the infinite possibilities for human disappointment that families can yield.' -Helen Walsh, author of The Lemon Grove; `Stephen May writes about masculinity like no-one else. I loved it.' -Shelley Harris, author of Jubilee; `A sharply observed account of the worst few days of one man's life. Wry, entertaining, and ultimately hopeful.' -Emylia Hall, author of The Book of Summers; `Reminiscent of David Nicholls' Us seen through a grittier, working class lens.' -Claire King, author of The Night Rainbow; `A warm-hearted book from the Costa Novel Award shortlisted author.' -8 Beach Reads 2019, Sunday Mirror (Notebook Magazine)