"In the tradition of The Hours and Revolutionary Road, an astonishingly beautiful novel about marriage, motherhood, identity, nostalgia, and the fantasy of home, set in England, Australia, and India in the early 1960s"-- 1963. Charlotte is struggling with marriage and motherhood; her husband, Henry, cannot face the thought of another English winter. Before she knows it they are traveling to Australia. But their new life is not the answer either was hoping for. Charlotte is no longer a promising young artist, but instead a lonely housewife, venturing into infidelity. Henry, an Anglo-Indian, is slowly ostracized at the university where he teaches poetry. Is there anywhere in this world they truly belong?