Not Funny, Not Clever
By Jo Verity
He was looking at her, she could feel it, but kept
her eyes on the horizon.
"It's okay, you know', he said.
He skimmed her leg with his finger-tips. 'This is'
Two middle-aged women, one handsome tv star and three hormonal teenagers - all stuck in the middle of a heatwave and with nothing planned. Elizabeth was hoping for a week of idle chatter and cold white wine, not being minder to a hoodie. Diane for an answer to a puzzling and difficult dilemma from her personal agony aunt and not being preached at. Jordan, well, he certainly wasn't planning on spending a sizzling week with a woman almost old enough to be his gran. But that's life and now they've all got to make the best of it. A week can be a flash in the pan or a lifetime, depending on how you look at it....
Jo Verity is a Richard and Judy Short Story Award Winner
"Jo Verity's fourth novel takes a long, hard look at the unique topography of mid-life its constraints, compromises and consolations. Verity's psychological perspicacitry shines through once more."
Suzy Ceulan Hughes, gwales.com
"It's a great story ... I'd certainly like to thank Honno for sending this book to the Bookbag" Sue Magee, Thebookbag.co.uk
Categories: Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 17th March 2011