An artistic and unconventional couple gets together after a disastrous separation and love each other more than ever. But Ben has now cancer and ex-lovers turn up. "I love you. Forgive me that I never told you this before." And as she bent over him, crying, something miraculous happened. His eyelids parted slowly and his head moved towards her. His faded eyes searched for her. Then, for a split second, they looked into each other's eyes. It was their closest meeting ever. The novel approaches the eternal themes of love, loss, jealousy and reconciliation with great emotional intensity and humour.