Many men and women in the so called, ‘swinging sixties’ married when scarcely out of their teens. By the time Adam and Lucy Dean move to the volcanic region of the Auvergne, the... More > apparently solid surface crust of their lives is cracking. They grow apart, he with the realisation of his true vocation as a musician, she with the growing awareness that she can escape from her extreme shyness and pragmatism.
A destructive but cleansing fire burns not too far beneath these peaceable, fertile craters, just as the frustrations and unfulfilled ambitions smoulder away in the depths of this young couple’s psyches. In their case, there will be an eruption, damage, despair, but eventually the emerging hope of a new, more exciting landscape.< Less