Gert Hardcastle is thirty-something and unlucky in love. But now she thinks she s found the one in enigmatic Eva, who works in the museum cafeteria where Gert catalogues Egyptian relics. Hoping to lay the ghosts of her own past to rest, Gert is trying to understand her difficult childhood: her relationship with her obsessive twin, Frank; her father who vanished to Africa to run a crocodile farm; and her vain, neglectful mother who still sends her begging letters.
Can Gert somehow come to terms with her traumatic upbringing and make a new life with Eva? Or will she once again be unlucky?