extract published on January 21, 2014.
Given the choice, Martial would not have moved to Les Conviviales. But Odette loved the idea of a brand-new retirement village in the south of France. So that was that.
At first it feels like a terrible mistake: they’re the only residents and it’s raining non-stop. Then three neighbours arrive, the sun comes out, and life becomes far more interesting and agreeable.
Until, that is, some gypsies set up camp just outside their gated community…
Blue is the Night, by Eoin McNamee