The key emotions explored in the novel are separation and grief – discuss how these emotions are experienced by the characters.
What does the novel tell us about the nature of love?
Has the loss of their child caused the breakup of Maggie and Bill’s marriage, or do you feel there were underlying issues?
What is Kate’s role in the novel? Do you think that you would feel comfortable with a stranger in your home?
Discuss the structure of the story telling in the novel.