LEARNING TO FLY - a story of love and becoming set in the rainforests of South East Asia

Swee Lian - a girl from the tenements venturing into an emerging post-colonial city.

John Thomas - a man from the old-order in love with the rain forests that will die as inexorably as he must. Two people with nothing in common except their love of trees.

Can they build a live together as equals? What of John's wife Sarah? There's a price to pay for stealing someone's husband Swee Lian knows. Can she bear the cost?