Wait For Me, Jack
Set near San Francisco, this warm and funny novel follows the fortunes and failures of Jack and Milly for sixty years. They marry in 1952, and typical of post-war couples, shift up a class. Optimistic and full of plans, they see themselves living the American Dream. Through the years they cling to each other despite having little in common. But the clinging doesn’t always preclude infidelity or disappointment, and the social changes they live through impact on their relationship in complex and surprising ways. Ultimately, though, what holds them together is stronger than what pulls them apart.
This is a love story that tells the truth – or one or two truths – about love and marriage.
WAIT FOR ME, JACK was published on 19th January 2017 by Sandstone Press.
‘Spanning 60 years, Jones’s deceptively casual, episodic novel is a warm-hearted dissection of a dysfunctional marriage: disappointing affairs, unfulfilled careers, chaotic children, incessant sniping and growing differences. Uplifting and astute, this should save marriages.’
– Sunday Times
‘A frank, earthy and drily amusing portrait of a marriage.’
– The Herald
Brilliantly observed and often very funny.’
– Morag Joss
‘A lesson, not in how to love, but how to make love last.’
– Tim Pears