In Paris, two couples form an intimacy that will change their lives forever. As they discover the clubs and cafes of the eleventh arrondissement, the four become inseparable, united by deeply held convictions about dating strategies, tunnelling in P.O.W. films and, crucially, the role of the Styrofoam cup in American thrillers. Experiencing the exhilarating highs of Ecstasy and sex, they reach a peak of rapture – but the come-down is unexpected and devastating. Dyer fixes a dream of happiness – and its aftermath. Erotic and elegiac, funny and romantic, Paris Trance confirms Dyer as one of Britain’s most original and talented writers.