‘A brilliant depiction of both romantic rapture and heartfelt delusion’ (Daily Telegraph), Slack-Tide is the new sucker punch of a novel from Elanor Dymott, author of Every Contact Leaves a Trace
It is four years since the loss of a child broke her marriage, and Elizabeth is fiercely protective of her independence. She meets Robert – exuberant, generous, apparently care-free – and they fall in love with breath-taking speed.
Slack-Tide tracks the ebbs and flows of the affair: passionate, coercive, intensely sexual. When you’ve known lasting love and lost it, what price will you pay to find it again?
‘When two people meet is it need, fantasy or love? Slack-Tide takes us on an urgent journey and kept me reading late into the night’ Esther Freud
When two people meet is it need, fantasy or love? Slack-Tide takes us on an urgent journey and kept me reading late into the night. -- Esther Freud Dymott writes particularly well on sex, and is refreshingly comfortable with the ambiguities at play in each encounter. This psychologically intelligent study... packs a very precise punch. -- Zoe Apostolides * Financial Times * Forensic and spare, Slack-Tide is a persuasively messy (and sinister) tale of mixed-up emotions. -- Anthony Cummins * Metro * Slack-Tide, Elanor Dymott's captivating third novel, is sharp in many ways... [it's] so convincingly - and, at times, so disastrously - funny... But what makes Slack-Tide distinct is its brilliant depiction of both romantic rapture and heartfelt delusion. -- Sophie Ratcliffe * Daily Telegraph * Often, the best books work on you subcutaneously, by accretion, not letting you know precisely what they're about until days or even weeks after you've finished them... Vivid and memorable... Slack-Tide is a fierce and often very funny send-up of a generation of men who think they can have their cake and eat it. -- Alex Preston * Observer *
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