Paul, Janet, Nathan and Charlie all have dreams of how their lives will turn out. Paul is off to train as a teacher, Nathan to start work in a bank, Charlie to study archeology and Janet, well Janet's going to be a musician.
But Paul has a secret. He's been dabbling in magic, and as the trip tests friendships and tempers begin to flare he casts his spells.
Thirty years later nobody's life has turned out the way they planned and the friends have drifted apart. That is, until a drunken phone call sets in motion a chain of events leading Paul to revisit that summer under canvas and confront not just the choices he made but the impact they had.
A little magic, it seems, can be a dangerous thing.