When Charles Callahan changes on a newspaper photograph of Sian Richards, a woman he loved when they were both only thirteen, he is hardly in a position to do anything about it. He has been faithfully married for years and his Rhode Islad real estate business has been hit hard by the recession. But Charles cannot bear his curiosity, and decides to get in touch. Three decades after they last saw each other, the two lovers meet. Powerfully drawn together once again, Charles and Sian are forced to come to terms with teh nature of erotic love and betrayal, moral quandaries in an age of shifting values, and the elusive nature of time.