Zoe Delighty had to start from the beginning and piece herself together again... Her mother's early death marked a turning point in her young life. It was as though everything she adored and trusted died with her. Zoe's imaginative life becomes her greatest strength, and the catalyst for her escape. Like her compatriot Katherine Mansfield before her, Zoe flees to Europe - to London and Berlin. She lives a colourful, even dazzling life. But fleeing the past does not erase it. Her journey through friendships, lovers of both sexes, literature, sexual politics and changing external landscapes must continue until, making peace with her ghosts, she can find peace within herself.