A place of pressure and contradictions, St. Ebury is an exclusive boarding school for the children of Canada's elite, where boys must act as men while navigating their adolescence, a mixed school with only a handful of girls. Fall is the most beautiful. Noel, a clever, ghostly loner, is certain that one day Fall will come to know him deeply. But like everyone else, she is drawn to Julius, the confident and magnetic son of the American ambassador to Canada. At the beginning of their final year, the two boys room together and while Julius grows physically closer to Fall, Noel's boisterous enthusiasm shades into something darker. A disturbing and unforgettable story of guilt, memory, and confused identity, Colin McAdam's second novel is a work of power, pitch-perfect observation, and searing ambition.