London businessman Felix is 35 and very comfortably off. So why does he feel so disconnected, a supporting character in his own life? On a clear day, Stefan, existing in limbo in a shanty town on the French coast, can see Dover. “You can see it from here – the white cliffs – the finish line.” Lara, who believed in those fairytales about finding your own happiness and the golden goose, discovers the finish line turns out to be the starting line in a race you can never win. But when Lara’s life intersects with Felix, just for a moment it looks as if everything could be different. So it proves, but not in a way either of them ever imagined.