Everything works out – except in the end. In the meantime, concentrate on temptations of the flesh; on naked desire. Being properly damned brings its own joy: that’s what Richard is thinking on his way to the city dump where he meets old flame Virginia. How can a nice man like him get things so wrong?
Philip Davison’s published novels include The Crooked Man, McKenzie’s Friend, The Long Suit, Eureka Dunes and Quiet City. His play, The Invisible Mending Company, was performed on the Abbey Theatre’s Peacock stage. He has co-written two television dramas, Exposure and Criminal Conversation, and Learning Gravity. Many of his works have been adapted to both television and radio.