For Alec, life has been a series of lies that he has told himself and the people around him. His success as an interior designer, he believes, is due as much to his talents as to the false impression he creates among his clients: he is a fashionable and trendy gay man, well-known in his world. Sumintra, or “Sue,” as she calls herself, does not chafe at her parents’ expectations for her, as she lives a separate and secret life. When she meets Alec at a car show, their private worlds connect and they fall in love. The trouble for them is that they have public lives that are contrary to their personal hopes and fears.