We are living through an era of huge upheaval. We are on a hazardous journey through a tunnel that may not have a wide enough exit for an easy drive out into a sunlit countryside. This book looks at the people who are in the back seat of the car: how they feel about the journey, the drivers, the direction of travel.
When they occasionally stop for rest, do they fight over the route, do they want only their share of refreshments, or more? This book will cause anger, sharp intakes of breath, and frequent hilarity, in equal measures.
It is unfortunately not as replete with kindness as I would have liked, but it does express hope for its return to our lives, and highlights the obstacles to be overcome to achieve that end. It is about people that we all know, if not personally, then at least through experience.