“We always want what we don’t have.”
A group of women from various cultural, social and racial backgrounds meet for a monthly book discussion club in South Africa. When the group learns that a bookstore owner has flirted with one of the married women, differing sentiments on relationships, sex and marriage surface.
The catalysts and implications of a seemingly innocent flirt are felt, from betrayals of friendships to the exposure of raw truths.
Charmaine Paul’s debut for Severest Inks, The Exchange, offers an unglossed insight into the fragile dynamics of contemporary relationships from a wholly female perspective.