‘Don’t let them seduce you—you were raised on enlightenment thought’
On her interview day at Cambridge, autumn 1984, Jenny Guthrie meets a delightful third year medical student, Max Mullins. They fall almost instantly into a relationship.
But Jenny and Max soon discover they’re dogged by a clash of cultures, veiled by their shared training in science: his is structured, family-based; hers is liberal, open-ended, blended. Re-united four years later, in strange circumstances, researching Jenny’s hippy step-sister’s abnormal stillborn baby bonds them together after a painful split-up; but can they overcome the ingrained prejudices of their birth communities to make a future together?