An irresistible comedy of modern life by the award-winning author of Learning to Swim. In 1976 four students took a trip to the desert. Now the repercussions of that fateful summer are coming back to haunt them. And repercussions are just what Guy doesnâ€™t need: his wife, Jane, is moving swiftly from eccentric to downright peculiar, their three-year-old daughter seems set on destroying Janeâ€™s sanity, and now even Godâ€™s gone quiet on him. As for Nina, sheâ€™s having enough trouble with her son, James. Heâ€™s got exams looming, a new girlfriend with pneumatic breasts and heâ€™s on drugs. Nina certainly wonâ€™t welcome any ghosts from the past. Life isnâ€™t going smoothly for anyone. But when Hugo, long-forgotten agent of misfortune, threatens to pay them all a visit, disaster seems unavoidable.