When Sabrina arrives at her 30th birthday dinner she finds at the table not just her best friend, but also three significant people from her past—and Audrey Hepburn. As the appetizers are served, wine poured, and dinner table conversation begins, it becomes clear that there's a reason these six people have been gathered together.
The fifth guest is Tobias, the commitment-averse photographer with whom Sabrina has been smitten since college. Chapters detailing their on-again, off-again relationship, intense but also fractious and ultimately devastating, alternate with chapters in which the dinner guests eat their meal, converse, work out why they are there, and help Sabrina move on with her life. Themes of love, loss, and forgiveness weave through this intriguing mix of the real and the fanciful.
As the evening progresses, Sabrina’s guests nudge the conversation toward family and love, pushing Sabrina to learn what really happened to Robert and to relive her relationship with Tobias, looking for a way back to both men. Some of the broken ties binding her to them may be mended by evening’s end, but others have broken for good. A bittersweet tale of love, loss, and living with the memories.