AFTER THE AFFAIR is a women’s fiction novel, set in Harvard, London, and a medieval Sussex (England) village.
A reserved Harvard professor commits to do one scary thing every day, to help her decide whether to divorce her husband, whom she discovers is having a homosexual affair. Can she find a path from hate back to love? Could you?
Eleanor Pangbourne befriends the ebullient, aging Royal Shakespeare Company actress Margot Jacobs, and her cousin Vivienne Davis, who lost her only child at seven. They each embark on a journey to find the one thing missing in their lives.
By summer’s end, Eleanor has navigated her inner world and discovers a more open, giving version of herself. AFTER THE AFFAIR is a novel about the meaning of friendship, intimacy and happily-ever-after. Sometimes the last thing you want is the one thing you most need.