There’s a lot of wisdom distilled in Steven Boykey Sidley’s second novel, Stepping Out. I haven’t read his debut, Entangled, but now I plan to.
In Stepping Out, Sidley chooses a very simple template for a modern morality tale: Harold Cummings, a sixtysomething retired plumbing engineer suddenly gets the itch to rebel against all the long decades of his “perfect” life.
He gets the opportunity to experiment during a week in which his loving wife leaves town to look after her sick sister.
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Reviewer: Charles Cilliers