Ben Sherwood is a born storyteller. In his first novel, he told the story of a man who ate an entire aeroplane to prove himself to the woman he loved. His new novel examines love in all its guises, beginning with that between brothers. When Charlie loses his brother Sam in a car crash, he makes a promise never to leave him. In the year that follow, this star student shuns a life of high-achieving happiness in order to tend the cemetery where his brother is buried.
When romantic love hits Charlie, in the form of the beautiful Grace, he has to decide whether to gamble on love and leave his brother behind, or give himself over to a life in which he honours his brother but sacrifices his own future.