From a major new voice in British fiction, a hugely enjoyable and warm-hearted portrayal of characters caught between two worlds, and a wise exploration of sexuality, tolerance and faith. In a cramped synagogue in northwest London, the eminent elderly rabbi passes away. On the other side of the Atlantic, his estranged daughter, Ronit, hears of her father s death and returns to London for the funeral. She has not been home in almost a decade. Ronit looks forward to a week or two of revisiting old friends, perhaps settling old scores. But she finds the community where she grew up in a more confusing place than she had anticipated.