An anguished Pamela, based in Sydney, accidentally sends a frustrated email meant for her ex-husband to the wrong address. It ends up in the inbox of New York teacher Chrisanthi, and the chance connection leads to a friendship between the two women. Over a year, they exchange emails recounting their daily passions and pains, and support each other through trials of tribulations of life, despite being at opposite ends of the Earth. In this epistolary novel, the reader becomes a fly on the wall as they witness the private messages of Pamela and Chrisanthi’s modern pen pal friendship.
Reading room discussion: Have you ever experienced an unexpected friendship? How did it come about?