As I Lay DreamingA group of friends gather by the river to remember a companion who drowned ten years earlier. They find that the river is a meeting place for others: nearby a student argues with his sister who is intent on a burning ritual to erase all memory of her boyfriend; three school kids smoke stolen cigarettes; two men wait for their partner in crime; a lone footballer is looking for thrills; and two university mates indulge in a drinking bout. On this night also, a ghost walks along the banks of the river, waiting for someone who will cross over from life to death. Some of those gathered on the river’s banks meet up with strangers, others with friends, one with a ghost, but all feel the draw of the mysterious river. As the night unfolds each takes a step into the water. As I Lay Dreaming follows the interweaving stories of several people, all linked by the events of one night. It is a story about the awkwardness of new beginnings and the suddenness of endings, about love’s strange currents and the collision of the rational and the irrational, about the lies we tell and the fictions we create, and about how one small event can change the course of our lives forever.