“If you sell your soul to the devil, make sure you get a good price.” Laos 1961: Noelle Bonaventure is young, beautiful, spoiled – and lonely. When she meets a handsome and barnstorming pilot called Crocé, it seems to be everything she is looking for. She will do anything to keep him. But as Indochina descends into chaos around her, she finds that love can lead to dark places she thought she’d never go. But Noelle is a woman to be reckoned with, and her affair with affair with Crocé, played out against the looming mountains of Indochina and its blazing poppy fields, change all their lives forever. Haunting, passionate, beautifully written, OPIUM is an epic story of love, ambition and destiny spanning four turbulent decades.