KARIN MALHOTRA HASN’T SEEN Julian Willoughby since they were twelve, but when the girfriends meet up in Bangkok, Karin learns something that changes their relationship for the worse.
Yet ditching Julian doesn’t feel right: they have a shared childhood. Didn’t that count for something?
Fortunately, a smattering of chance encounters (an actor, an alien-obsessed American, a spirited youth from Seoul) remind Karin to embrace the internal shifts that are taking place. As the ground grows more distant between her and Julian, Karin reframes her ideas about "true friendship" and learns to set new bounds. Reading time: 55 minutes.