Danielle, young, naïve and idealistic, embarks on her career as an actress, seeking the passion and fulfillment of both love and art, and is inexorably drawn to great drama - on stage and off. Ripe for every kind of experience, she falls passionately in love with a poet, fourteen years her senior, to whom she gives herself, body and soul.
She sees him as a 'Greek god',
until it transpires that he has a dark secret.
Their love affair explodes around the theatre in Canterbury, and in a run-down cottage on the outskirts of town.
But can she love him - and live with the fallout from
his secret?What will happen if the barrier falls?
An unexpected intrusion takes them,
together and separately, to other places...
The novel is a poetic exploration of obsessive first love:
the passion and the ecstasy, the pain and despair.
It is deeply erotic, complex and disturbing.
It is also a spiritual odyssey...
But will it bring redemption?
Cover illustration by Pat Chester