In this raw and alluring story set in modern-day Cairo, Jade and her best friend Sarah travel to the ancient city with no expectations and no plans beyond staying a week and seeing the pyramids.
But Cairo has other ideas in store for them. Confronted with the gritty, chaotic streets, the desert and the bustling cafés, where everyone is a friend and nothing is as it seems on the surface, Jade finds herself sucked into the mayhem of a situation spinning out of control as a man as mystifying as Cairo itself comes between the two friends. Coming face-to-face with unimaginable beauty and the simmering yearnings of the people around her, Jade soon sees that this is a place where life is often encountered in the smallest details. While her affections swing wildly between the people and the city, ultimately she finds that leaving Cairo is not nearly the hardest thing she will have to do.