All the cliches about French Guiana are there – the large bird-eating spiders in the classrooms, the big new 4x4s, the solitude, and many more besides. Maurine, an “expat” teacher living in French Guiana with her three children tells the story of her daily adventures to the man she loves, Dut, a former legionary from Kourou, who has stayed behind in France. For better or for worse.