A single, sparkling piece of glass begins a mosaic like no other... Tormented by a slow burn flirtation that began when they were in college in the 1990s, artist Joel Grayson and his best friend, James, are still circling each other more than a decade later. Painting, partnership, and parenting have done little over the years to diminish their chemistry. When circumstances conspire to bring them back into each other's lives on a daily basis, they find themselves compelled once again by a force beyond their control. As a mosaic of glass takes shape in Joel's studio, jealousy and heartbreak consume the men once more. Caught in a labyrinth of fear and desire, Joel and James must decide once and for all who they are, and whom they love. A stunning masterpiece that spans decades and crosses continents, Smoke and Glass unveils a world of love, lies, damage, and tenderness.