Ferdia is a sixteen-year-old with problems. His estranged parents live at opposite ends of Abbey Road, each of them flirting with younger partners. Even so, being young, talented and beautiful in London has its compensations, and Ferdia finds an outlet for his frustrations in a fledgling punk band on the local estate. But when his relationship with a teacher twice his age threatens to scupper his schooling, his home life, and his place in the band, events take an unexpected turn for everyone . . .