He craves perfection, but he can’t see what’s right in front of him.
Claire works in Guildford and spends evenings with Archie, a young American sculptor. She pays for everything and is Archie’s best friend, nothing more.
When an impatient driver crashes into a tree, Archie senses that he can create the perfect sculpture from it. The tree is erected in his room but it remains there, untouched. Archie then disappears without an explanation.
Claire is distraught at Archie’s disappearance. Persuaded by her best friend, she meets her colleague Paul for a drink. But she can’t let go of Archie and plots to find him.
Meanwhile, Archie has realisations of his own and he has a choice to make…
Charles Garland is a writer, composer, television producer and director. He grew up and went to school near Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, where he currently resides. He previously lived in Guildford from where he commuted to the BBC in Shepherd’s Bush. He’s worked on every type of programme over the years including Allo! Allo!, Dad’s Army, Top of the Pops and even three Royal Variety shows. Charles is now concentrating on various projects, including two feature-length screenplays, a 75-minute stage play, a two-part television drama, and this, his debut novel.