A coming-of-age tale set in the claustrophobic world of a 1930’s finishing school for the daughters of wealthy Southern families. But Thea isn’t there to acquire polish or to refine her riding skills – she has been sent from home as a punishment. Gradually, through flashbacks, we discover why. But can we trust Thea - is she a reliable narrator? Is this a straightforward tale of sexual awakening and search for identity – or something darker?