‘She was the most beautiful person he’d seen in his life….Anyone who wore satin and silver lace and black nail polish, anyone who had a little flying horse tattooed on one shoulder, could reach heights undreamed of by other people.’
It’s the summer holidays and eleven-year-old loner, Seymour, lodged with a fussy guardian an inner-city suburb, is bored and unhappy in his confined world. By chance he meets Angie – a beautiful, charismatic Angie. He is bewitched, and his world is opened as she takes him on unexpected holiday outings and shopping sprees. Angie, however, is not what she seems. Far from being extrovert and carefree, she too is lonely and trapped in her own unhappy world. Angie is using drugs….