Sylvie is 16 and thinks she has another two years until she is forced into an arranged marriage. But then her parents surprise her...
Sylvie is 16 years old and thinks that she has at least another two years until she is forced into an arranged marriage, like most girls in Australia. But then her parents surprise her. They tell her that she has to get married in February and the agency will arrange it. Traffic light red scorches Sylvie’s eyes.
On her wedding day, Sylvie meets her new husband, Alistair, and discovers that the colour of marriage is silver. Sylvie has synaesthesia, she sees colours, where other people simply just hear words or feel emotions. Sylvie is shocked by what she finds Alistair doing one night on their honeymoon and decides to keep her distance from him.
Sylvie meets Jarvis, a sculptor, who has been married for two years. She discovers that the colour of love is actually lilac and that her mother doesn't know everything.
Sylvie is trapped in a loveless marriage, with someone who is more interested in the virtual world than the real world. Will she conform to what society expects of her, or will she try to escape? And is Jarvis the answer anyway?