Sophie's gap year between leaving university and starting work as a professional writer becomes a voyage of self discovery and sexual awakening. Far from home and everyone who knows her Sophie uses this year to experience everything she's fantasized about and many things she hasn't. The further she gets from home, it seems the more daring she becomes, with partners of both sexes, singly and in groups.
From professional sportsmen to beautiful flight attendants, older men and older women, bondage and domination Sophie experiments with a freedom borne of anonymity combined with her new found unbridled sexuality and curiosity. By the time she returns to Chicago she's a completely new, experienced and sexually assertive woman.