Author(s): Patrick Cullen
One street. Three couples. A world of possibilities. In 1989 the Newcastle earthquake opens up faultlines in the relationships of three couples who reside in adjoining terraces, changing their lives irreparably. Each of those six people now has to rediscover ways to negotiate marriage and infidelity, careers and unemployment, friendship and loss. First they must learn how to survive each new day and then, a decade later - as the city's major employer, the steelworks, shuts down - they will finally realise how to live as if each night were their last. In this novel in stories, written in spare prose, telling details begin to accumulate as Patrick Cullen creates a compelling portrait of what it really means to live. In one street. One city. Any place on earth.