On a warm afternoon in 1975, Anna trips while strolling along a Fulham Street. Fiery-haired Fitz, buzzing along under the effects of amphetamines, rushes to her rescue. So begins their deep and fervent relationship. At first Anna fails to realise the depth of Fitz's addiction - until she moves in with him. Although she loves him intensely, there are times when she questions whether she can cope with the effects that the drug has on Fitz - the mood swings, the hyperactivity and the paranoia that turn him into someone she barely recognises.
Dependence is a revealing novel about the destructive effects of drug addiction. It is a bittersweet love story, recounting the joys and sorrows of a poignant and loving relationship and how even the strongest love can be cruelly tested by the realities of drugs.
Sue Noye Clark was raised on a farm in Devon and, after living in London and Cornwall, is now settled in Kent with her husband and two cats. She recently retired from her work as an auxiliary nurse and now dedicates her time to writing.