Its been a long time since I have read a novel by Paula Fox and I wasn’t caught up in the story. A couple who are in a moldering marriage live in Brooklyn in a home they own. It begins with the wife being bitten by a cat and the bite is painful. Throughout the who story, I kept wanting her to cut to the chase and get to the doctor to check it out. What I liked about the book was the sense of place the Fox gave. It was so easy to form a mental picture of Otto and Sophie. Perhaps part of my problem in the book is that it hits too close to home, and the basically boring relationship between husband and wife is far too common.