Terri Hooley is a radical, rebel and music-lover in 1970s Belfast, when the bloody conflict known as the Troubles shuts down his city. As all his friends take sides and take up arms, Terri opens a record shop.
Redwood's second earliest memory is his belief that he would one day beat Jack Nicklaus at the Masters, and as a result his parents would reunite! School is a constant battle and even with the help of his trusty sidekick, an ancient wooden golf club – nothing seems to help bring his parents back together.
Simon is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams, copy room girl Hannah. The sudden arrival of a new co-worker, James Simon puts things into a spin. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women.