Gwyneth, a married suburban woman, has very little command of her life. Attracted by her neighbour, she tries to fight her fantasies. Everything changes the day she discovers that her husband is having an affair.
In a world where lawns regularly need mowing but where nothing else much grows, life for Gwyneth is linked to the mailbox.
The mailbox is Gwyneth's point of contact with fantasy. An unpredictable site delivering mysterious signs and messages from the outside world, promises of escape from mundanity.
Escape appears in the form of Lance, the energetic early morning jogger, sweating and bending in front of her. Gwyn dreams of silk-sheeted nights and climactic moments: Lust for Lance, an end to macaroni cheese meals.
But can she follow her dreams? Will Gwyneth manage to escape her suburban fate? Or will barry, her husband, obscure the way?