My life is different now. I don't go to work. I don't have an office. I stay at home, hide behind curtains and make notes. I wait for something to happen. Gordon Kingdom struggles with the fate of his seriously-ill wife while patiently observing and methodically recording the lives of those around him: his neighbours. And then there's Angelica, the new girl (42) on the street, with her multi-coloured toenails and her filthy temper. It's when she arrives that Gordon's world of half-truths really begins to unravel. Faced with a series of unexpected events and a faltering conscience, he's left with an impossible decision. Because in the banality of everyday life, what would you do if the unthinkable happened?
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Cover; Author biography; Title page; Copyright page; Acknowledgements; Dedication page; Contents; Angelica; Benny; Birthdays; Cressington Vale; Cigarettes; Don Donald; Doctor Jonathan Morris; Disguise; Escalation; Extractions; First strike; God almighty; Gratuity; Heresy; Heroes; Inkling; Inhibitions; Intimacy; Job-hopping; Jinxed; Killing time; Kipling; Ladders; Misconduct; Morale; Nobody's business; New testament; Non-attendance; Oracle; Pretending; Practice; Quarantine; Revelations; Restoration; Rhythms; Spillage; Secrets; Temptation; Umbrage; Valentine; Vicious circle; Windows; Watershed