Susie Boyt's sixth novel is the story of the first year of a marriage.
Eve a nervous young actress from a powerful theatrical dynasty has found herself married to an international expert on anxiety called Jim.
Could it work? Should it work? Must the show always go on? This is a highly-strung comedy about love, fame, grief, showbusiness and the depths of the gutter press.
Its witty and sincere tone - familiar to fans of Susie's newspaper column - will delight and unnerve in equal measure.