Distance : They fall in love in New York City and spend a passionate week together before he returns to his home in Edinburgh, where they are to reunite in eight weeks. So begins a long distance relationship filled with phone calls, phone sex, emails, text messages and the pain of waiting. Back in Scotland, Tom's eyes are opened to the mess he's been living in, with a job he despises and a girlfriend, an ex-wife and son he can no longer relate to. As he waits for Meg he takes to drinking in secret. Meanwhile in New York, Meg has been inspired by Tom to throw in her job as a Hollywood script doctor, and to write from her heart, secretly recording every detail of their intense week together. They talk every day on the phone, her day is his night. Six time zones out of sync. As the weeks count down to her arrival their love turns increasingly obsessive and they face traumatic life choices. Does Tom really love Meg, or is she a dream of escape? And what is Tom to Meg but increasingly a fiction? Only when she arrives they will know for sure. As he showed in his highly praised first novel, Swung, Ewan Morrison writes about relationships between men and women with extraordinary sympathy, insight and daring.