Author(s): Kate Pullinger
Fran has been married to Nick for more than 12 years, since they were eighteen. They are happy together until a 'little stranger' arrives, in the form of baby Louis, and their lives are irrevocably changed. The boy has good health and a sweet nature, but Fran feels stifled, her old life merely a memory. So, one day, she simply walks away. First published 2004.