Alastair Weatherall lives in Galloway. He left school without any qualifications and made his living cutting trees. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, owing to increasing physical impairment, he had to give up working and took up writing for his own amusement.
At the age of 13, Sandy Kennet meets Clair on the set of a film, where they are paired to work together. During a lunch break, Sandy surprises her with a trifle, a thoughtful gesture her boyfriend neglected to make. This small act of kindness leads to Clair propositioning him to lose their virginity...