At a remote farm, a group of old friends gather to catch up, sit by the fire, and forget about their overworked lives. But a long weekend in the country is not Joseph's idea of a good time - not when he's promised his ex-wife he'll use the occasion to talk to their troubled 14-year-old daughter, and not when the farm belongs to his former lover and her husband, Alex. Once best friends, Joseph and Alex are now estranged, with much left unspoken between them.
On this week's In Bed, Susie talks to novelist James Grainger. His book Harmless explores sex and masculinity in the aging Gen-X crowd. How do you write one sex scene to thrill and another to horrify? They discuss titillation and sexual reality - and threading the needle.