Ellis and Michael are
twelve when they first become friends, and for a long time it is just
the two of them, cycling the streets of Oxford, teaching themselves how
to swim, discovering poetry, and dodging the fists of overbearing
fathers. And then one day this closest of friendships grows into
But then we fast forward a decade or so, to find
that Ellis is married to Annie, and Michael is nowhere in sight. Which
leads to the question, what happened in the years between?
This is almost a love story. But it's not as simple as that.
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