This is a family saga like no other. A mother and her two teenage children sit down to eat dinner, expecting the imminent arrival of the father. On the table - a pot of mussels - his favourite and a celebration for an expected promotion. As time ticks on, and he still isn't home, we become privy to terrible family secrets and witness the beginning of a quiet revolution. A sparkling gem of a book - best read in one sitting, so pick your moment.