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The story follows Nessa, an art curator, wife and mother living in Cork. Although she has forgiven her husband for having an affair with the mother of a friend of their daughter, Nessa is in two minds about her decision to forgive.
The relationship balances on a knife-edge for much of the story as they undergo counselling, while their daughter Jennifer, a Daddy’s girl, blames her mother for not being more assertive and ripping her father a new one.
While all this is going on, Nessa is in charge of curating an exhibition by late Irish artist and cultural powerhouse, Robert Locke. But who is the mysterious woman who’s been lurking round the gallery? And how much influence did she really have over the deceased artist? And how is Nessa to manage all of this with the widow and her funny turns and odd daughter as well as her own secrets spilling to the fore?
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