First published in Great Britain in 2018 by

Carcanet Press Limited Alliance House, 30 Cross Street,

Manchester, M2 7AQ

Text copyright © Volatic Ltd. 2018 The right of Frederic Raphael to be identified as the author of this work

has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act of 1988; all rights reserved.

A CIP catalogue record for this book is

available from the British Library,

ISBN 978 1 78410 436 8

The publisher acknowledges financial assistance from Arts Council England.

Typeset in Great Britain by XL Publishing Services, Exmouth, Devon

Printed in Great Britain by SRP Ltd., Exeter, Devon