KEY POINTS: * A novel of parental despair, for anyone who's ever had children (or for that matter, been a child). * Reissued to coincide with the publication of Europa, which will be a Booker entry. * 'A one-sitting book that reverberates in the mind long after the final page' - Daily Mail. * 'Far funnier than any plot summary could hope to suggest, Goodness negotiates the highwire between tragedy and farce with unerring dexterity' - Independent on Sunday.
George Crawley has finally got his life running along satisfyingly straight lines. Having made a success of his career and saved his faltering marriage, he is secure in the belief that he is master of his own destiny. Then comes the tragic blow - fate presents him with an apparently insoluble problem. Except that the word 'insoluble' just isn't part of the man's vocabulary. George will stop at nothing, nothing
, to get his life back on the rails again.