Returning to the England he left behind during the brief, idyllic time of his marriage, Alfie finds the rest of his world collapsing around him.
He takes comfort in a string of pointless, transient affairs with his students at Churchill's Language School, and he tries to learn Tai Chi from an old Chinese man, George Chang.
Will Alfie ever find a family life as strong as the Changs'? Can he give up meaningless sex for a meaningful relationship? And how do you play it when the woman you like has a difficult child who is infatuated with a TV wrestler known as The Slab?
Like his runaway bestseller Man and Boy, Tony Parsons' new novel is full of laughter and tears, biting social comment, and overwhelming emotion.
©2001 Tony Parsons; (P)2001 HarperCollins UK
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