In the shadow of grief, Sally leaves England to live in Kuala Lumpur on secondment. Henry, a talented young architect, is lured there on contract for a building project. Both are outsiders to KL, drawn into the whirlpool of cultures, creeds and traditions. Unexpectedly both, in their separate lives, find love.
But in this steamy city the edges of what is real and what isn't seem blurred. And while the paths of the two sets of lovers never cross, they become inextricably tangled together in the city's weave.
This is a unique story, exquisitely told, of the fragility of love, the surprise gift of life and the power of fate.