Paul Zomers arranges a welcome to the pristine hinterland above the coast for new neighbours Haydies and Persefony Sticks. After more drinks than is wise, Paul blurts out that he knows Fr Pleasance who at that moment is front-page in the media for the abuse of a minor. Partner Brad and the new neighbours will not let the mere mention pass. As Paul’s story advances so does the number of glasses of champagne until he makes a confession that unleashes an uncontrollable chain of events that draws in a hyperactive media team and a firm of equally hyperactive public liability lawyers. While Paul wrestles with events that bring him to the attention of the national media, he gets caught in a strange relationship with Persefony and her alternative life-style. Others watch the gradual swapping of roles with dismay. They have to do something about it.