i John Wilmot is a young man on the make. He meets Oliver Cambourne, a rich and fashionable painter, and views the contact as an opportunity which could open many doors. For the first time he has love and money in abundance. But as he is drawn deeper into the relationship he begins to realize there will be repercussions - not only for those about him but also for himself. In this touching and perceptive novel, Stephen Benatar writes about a young man's gradual awakening to the responsibilities of personal relationships, both with men and women, and his eventual attainment of a sense of identity. This is a quietly moving portrait of maturity achieved through experience.