Set amidst the bohemian intelligentsia of the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.

There is romantic and emotional fallout when the controversial writer begins blurring the line between fact and fiction, using his real-life love affairs, including a passionate fling with an actress who happens to be married to his editor, as fodder for his explosive new novel.