Before she had the incident, before they drugged her, Lily knew things from the future and saw people from the past. Awake or dreaming, hers was a world seen from its womb where the unborn future was nurtured. And it was from there, from the periphery, that she saw Adam waiting. The one. She fi nds him at university, and they both instantly know that theirs is an ancient love. It is also a love that fi ts in no ordinary scheme of things; that cannot be. When events begin to warp her life, drawing family, friends and loves into the swirl, the things Lily thought she knew have lost their power. Kathryn White’s accomplished second novel is alive with images and language that unlock the door from hard reality to an older world that is charmed, wistful and wise.