Yvonne is twenty – an age of absolutes, when anything is possible and everything is confusing. She is torn between the vibrant intensity of her connection with Nature and the cold austerity of Victorian life, a time when feeling and passion were concealed.
This summer, Yvonne’s world falls apart. A dream, her ardent desire for a young man and the return of her mother provoke a period of swift change and awakening. Yvonne becomes aware of her sensuality and the power of desire. She emerges from these turbulent times, determined to take control of her destiny.