The Players by Deborah Pike


An emotional journey through the lives of a group of university students as they fall in and out of friendship and love. In this dramatic coming-of-age story, bonds formed during an intense summer of rehearsals will be tested across decades.

One hot summer, a group of university students gathers in an orchard to rehearse a play.

Veronika is born for a life on the stage while Felix seizes his last chance for creative freedom. Sebastian woos Veronika, and Cassie longs for Sebastian. Josh and Gloria each carry a secret they are
unable to share.

Passion, rivalry and enduring connections will bind the Players across years and continents, long after the final curtain falls and they leave university behind. From Perth to Paris, Cambridge, London, Berlin and Dili the friends search for meaning in their careers and friendship, discover love and endure heartbreak.