Micah Mortimer isn't polished; he's regarded oddly, but fondly, and keeps to an organised routine. But then the order of things starts to tilt. His woman friend Cassia tells him she's facing eviction because of a cat. And when a teenager shows up at Micah's door claiming to be his son, Micah is confronted with another surprise he seems poorly equipped to handle. Longlisted for the Booker Prize 2020.