A surgeon’s wife embarks on a passionate affair with a younger man in Brian Moore’s powerful portrayal of a woman transformed by love.
Mrs Sheila Redden arrives in Paris on the way to the south of France for a second honeymoon. She has booked the same hotel room they stayed in on their first honeymoon. Her husband Kevin, a surgeon in Belfast, is delayed by work obligations. He promises to join her, but she knows that he is not keen on the trip. While in Paris, Sheila meets a young American man. They begin a love affair that overwhelms her with its emotional and sexual power.