Diane, a young Australian mother, meets Maggie, a sophisticated American poet, in a chance encounter. Everything - age, class and even nationality - separates them. Yet all is not quite as it seems. Maggie is grieving for her eldest daughter and trapped in a marriage involving infidelity and rape. Diane yearns for the same opportunities given to her brother. Their lives draw them to connect. This is a story of two unfulfilled women finding each other when they needed it most. Their pen-friendship will change them forever.
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