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by Jo Bloom

Can your marriage survive if you’re both sleeping with other people?

After more than 20 years of marriage, Fay and Steve are happy enough, though life's become routine and lacks excitement. Fay believes an open relationship could reignite the spark they've lost. But can sex ever just be sex?

Steve eventually agrees to the idea of sleeping with other people, but first they must set some ground rules; no sex with friends, no telling the kids, and a limit on how many times they can see the same person. Can their marriage survive non-monogamy – even if they have permission?

From the author of Ridley Road, now a major BBC TV drama.

'Lays bare some of our most cherished beliefs about romantic relationships, then delicately tears them apart' Beth Miller

'Perfect for book clubs seeking their next "what would you do" read' Tammy Cohen

'Prescient, completely believable and slightly terrifying' Rebecca Whitney

'A total binge-read. Characters you can fully invest in, stunning dialogue and a satisfyingly unpredictable story - one of my favourite reads of the year so far' Fiona Mitchell

'An honest, thoughtful, entertaining and intricately-crafted novel about the realities of marriage in middle age' Elyssa Friedland

'A very sensitive and thoughtful approach to a complex and emotive issue' Laura Barnett


ISBN (Paperback): 9781915054562

ISBN (Ebook): 9781915054579

Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)

Pub Date: 28th July 2022

Extent: 260 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Rights Held: UK and Commonwealth excluding Canada.
Translation rights: Yes

Jo Bloom has worked as a freelancer in the communications field for over twenty years, with a focus on arts publicity and e-learning. She also contributed to the book review section of Time Out, London for several years. Prior to this, she lived and worked in Prague and New York. She now lives in Brighton with her partner and their son.

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