'Loaded Hearts spans four continents, three decades and two generations, delving into family secrets, the counter-culture, place and belonging. Maxine Bailey and Tommo Johnston march against the war in 1970 but his marble comes up and he goes to fight in Vietnam. Following the hippie trail, Maxine travels to Bali, London, Morocco, and Venice.
'Loaded Hearts charts the fortunes of the lovers across thirty years, exploring their lives in a society of rapid social change, where jobs are plentiful, travel is cheap and love is free. Or is it? Surrounded by colourful characters such as Geordie Jack and Polythene Pam, Maxine and Tommo discover what's important in life, only to lose it all too soon.' (From the publisher's website.)