'A small group of friends in their late fifties discover that life can still surprise them, and even present chances for new beginnings.
'Recently divorced, Penny moves to a quaint town in France and renounces sex - until she meets an irresistible philosophy professor. Meanwhile unmarried Peter falls head over heels with fiercely independent Frieda; Tim and Angie face challenges in their childless marriage; and Jeremy, twice divorced, develops a destructive interest in under-age girls.
'Finally, there's Sandy, Penny's ex-husband and a once acclaimed songwriter who realises too late that he took his marriage for granted. He wants to make amends but first he'll have to confront a secret tragedy that has haunted him for decades.
'After Everything is a wry, emotionally astute novel about second chances and the getting of wisdom long after you think you've grown up.' (Publication summary)