An ordinary tai chi class, full of cosmic harmony, murder, depression and lies.
Depression affects people in different ways. You never know how someone will react when the wrong button is pushed...
Martha is seventeen. She has a miserable home life and would rather die than wake up each morning. She spends her days at The Gentle Lentil, a vegetarian cafe in her hometown. She's planning on writing a Great Work of Literature that will Amaze the World (the capital letters are important).
Steve is unemployed, a womaniser, and about to become a father. Or is he? His wife's already had numerous miscarriages and this latest pregnancy is dangerous.
Mary's son, Daniel, is locked up in hospital. Suffering from schizophrenia, he murdered a neighbour seven years ago. He's due to be released and Mary worries about keeping him under control.
Daniel's a con-man, plain and simple. Is he conning the world into thinking he's better?
Martha, Steve, Daniel and Mary: all members of the same tai chi class as another troubled individual. Maddie Phillips. A sweet girl who affects them all in very personal ways. And who is about to die...