This is gonna end in tears


Growing up, it was always the three of them: Miller & Olly & Ash. They stuck together, like they were keeping a secret. They needed each other. As teenagers, they drove to LA, lived in a in Malibu, set up a record label. They were successful, best friends & Olly & Miller fell in love. Before it fell apart, it was beautiful. Then Olly stopped looking at Miller the way he used to. Miller spent a night with Ash, which turned into a marriage. Miller & Ash came back to Wonderland, the tidal island of sugary painted houses they’d run away from. Now Miller’s 40 & she feels like she’s disappearing. Ash is having an affair & Olly’s career is over. Olly doesn’t want to think about what he was going to owe, what any of them owed, to each other. But after everything that has happened, Wonderland is the only place it makes sense for him to go.

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‘An evocative literary saga . . . seductive’ Sunday Times

‘Steeped in longing and spiked with pitch perfect 80s detail . . . Gorgeous’ ANNA HOPE

Growing up, it was always the three of them: Miller and Olly and Ash. They stuck together like they were keeping a secret; they were successful, best friends, lovers. It was perfect – a shining life – until it fell apart.

Now Miller and Ash are married and living in Wonderland, the tidal island of sugary coloured houses they ran away from.

Miller feels like she’s disappearing. She wears her tinted sunglasses so often sometimes she forgets the world isn’t green.

Ash is having an affair with a helmet-haired TV presenter.

Olly lives a charmed life in LA but it’s on the precipice of disaster.

Over the long, hot summer of 1984, unanswered questions draw the three of them back together. They are so consumed with the possibility of a redemptive third act, they don’t notice what’s going on between Miller’s son, his best friend and the girl who lives next door. . .

Some summers are spent yearning for something to happen, others are charged with the terrifying, exhilarating feeling that everything is going to change.

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Weight 0.26 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 13 × 3.2 cm