When first-year music student Amalia stumbles into her Oxford college bar, she has no idea that everything is about to change. Seated across from her is Alex, a fellow Australian. They strike up a friendship that is immediate - its intensity both thrilling and terrifying. Set across four years and five cities, and suffused with music, literature, art, dance, sex, and the exquisite pain and pleasure of first love. A passionate and unforgettable first novel about love in all its guises.