When you leave Ireland to spend your parents' money, it's called a gap year. When Ava leaves Ireland to make money, she's not sure what to call it, but it involves:
- A badly paid job in Hong Kong, teaching grammar to rich children
-Julian, who likes to spend moeny on Ava and lets her move into his guest room
-Edith, who Ava meets while Julian is out of town and actually listens to her when she talks
-Money, love, cynicism, unspoken feelings and unlikely connections
Exciting times ensue.