It's 1985 and on South Africa's beautiful West Coast, ten friends get together - a chance to escape, a moment's breathing space. But the weekend strikes sparks that will smoulder for years to come... Beautiful, sexy Mila, a successful journalist and a newcomer to this circle of friends, finds herself powerfully, tantalisingly attracted to Adriaan - despite her relationship with literary dreamer Ralph. Adriaan, a sensuous artist, is fascinated by all women, while his gentle, idealistic wife, Yvette, seems to turn a blind eye to his philandering. Cynical, disillusioned Philip is having a tempestuous, troubled relationship with Emma, who also longs to write, while vivacious Liane and her handsome lawyer husband, Paul, seem the model couple, perfectly matched. And Liane's childhood sweetheart, Max, the political activist, brings with him another stranger to this group - Bobby, a frail, yet politically aware young woman. A rich, moving and sexy novel, it leaves you feeling as if your own circle of friends had suddenly grown.