Ordinary People by Diana Evans
From the author of 26a comes Ordinary People, a remarkable novel about two couples who are drifting apart. Michael and Melissa used to be head over heels in love, but now they have two kids and Melissa is convinced she is going slowly mad in her crooked Victorian tumbledown house in south London.
Damian and Stephanie are out in residential Surrey with the perfect home, but have never seemed right for each other, and Damian is increasingly drawn to Melissa instead. The development, or disintegration, of their relationships is intensely relatable, especially for readers who can empathise with Melissa’s point of view and know about the trendy term “emotional labour”.
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