Meeting by chance in Johannesburg in 1976, Candy and Becky immediately know they want to be friends.
But from the start, their friendship is challenged by external forces.
For the two teenagers are living in Apartheid South Africa, and Candy is White and Becky is Black.
Not only do they have to contend with the racist laws of the country that restrict how and where they can meet, they also have to cope with the prejudiced attitudes of family and other people around them.
Can their friendship survive? Is it even possible for them to relate as equals when everything between them is so unequal?
It seems increasingly unlikely. But when Soweto, the Black shanty township where Becky lives, erupts in riots against Apartheid and Becky's life is endangered, both girls are forced to re-evaluate the lengths they are prepared to go to continue their friendship.
Although 'Go Well, Stay Well' is set in South Africa, its exploration of the true meaning of friendship transcends time and place.