At the foot of the Crowbury Plain lies the remote hamlet of Ashmore, the image of perfect, rustic escape. And so it seems to Anna, beating a strategic retreat from a doomed love affair and a failed career in the city. But beneath the idyllic surface a complex web of dreams and fates lie intertwined, trapped in the twist of wild roads that surround the village, caught in the very bones of the earth.
For Anna is returning to rejoin a perilously unresolved eternal triangle; to be reunited with her lover of age past, and the woman who seeks to keep him, body and soul, to herself. The serenity of Ashmore is about to be disrupted, for cats and humans alike: for Anna's return is about to revive an ancient pattern, and set loose . . . the Dream.