General FictionLarge Print EditionUnder Brookners transforming eye, the most ordinary lives become engrossing adventures. San Francisco ChronicleAlan Sherwood depends on his routine: breakfast at the same coffee shop, a stable law practice with his ...
oldest friend, and his mothers understated devotion. But a brief, passionate affair with Sarah Miller who leaves him without a word forces Alan to realize that order is not enough. Reeling from the desertion and his mothers remarriage, Alan becomes engaged to needy Angela, though hes still haunted by Sarah. When Sarah finally re-enters his life, Alan embarks on an act of betrayal that has tragic consequences.