Life isn't an exact science. Things can be troublesome. Like pregnant stepmothers, the ins-and-outs of French existentialism...having an unexceptional name. Eighteen-year-old Sue Bowl is no stranger to life's wobbles. When she rushes home from her creative writing course in Greece to meet her newborn baby half-brother, she wonders if she'll ever get the chance to make it big in the world of literature. Still, she has lovely boyfriend Joe and new sibling Pierre--and who else will help Aunt Coral keep the damp at bay in their crumbling ancestral home Green Place? But when the bright lights of the big city start sparkling, and Sue Bowl catches the eye of a literary wunderkind, life begins to take an unexpected turn...A novel about what happens after you think you've grown up and fallen in love.