1 Work in Reverend Matthew Denning
"How can the dead be truly dead, when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?"
Carson McCullers, ‘The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter’
It’s January 1895 at Shepzoy. Nathan and Charlotte Appleby try to re-build their marriage after the catastrophic events of the past year, and care for their newborn daughter.
In a parallel but out-of-sync present day, Nathan and Charlotte begin to realise there is a mutual attraction. However, the circumstances in which they’ve met hinder them from voicing their feelings.
A few story elements were prompted by Ashley Pharoah’s Twitter Q&A, helpfully collated by @whatliesbeneath on Tumblr. The rest is all my own imagination.