Last Days Of September
Set in John Major's Britain in 1993, Last Days Of September explores the disaffection of the post-Thatcherite era in Scotland through an unlikely relationship between a young "middle-class" man and an older "working-class" woman, (to use the terminology we now hope to forget). It is a portrait of a divided city, but also of the melancholy of youth and age and the insights that emerge when they collide. A document of the end of an era.
The novel consists of seven chapters, each charting the stages of a relationship: Anticipation, Integration, Liquidation, Compensation, Disintegration, Confrontation, Termination.