Aptly, there are interesting interactions between the history teacher and the boys. After school, the four boys go their different ways. They keep in touch through letters. Tony has a girlfriend named Veronica. Both are misfit for each other. Veronica leaves Tony to be with Adrian. Tony goes to the states and when he comes back he receives shocking news.
Time flies by and Tony has a career, marries, has kids, and divorces. Times have changed but he deliberates: Has he changed? He receives a letter from the lawyer of Veronica's mother and tries to get in touch with Veronica. He ponders about why he was the recipient of the letter, why some events connected to Adrian and Veronica occurred, and whether they occurred because of his actions. He tries to connect with Veronica to seek the answers.
The book set me thinking about history. Does history always hide something? Does history truly capture why an event occurred or what the person whose history is being scrutinized was really like? If history of one person is created by memory of another, isn't memory sometimes vague? Is memory self-edited unconsciously or consciously to hide facts? Can memory be forced?