Daniel Murray - a 50-year-old writer who has won an award for a book about the visual arts. He now writes for art magazines and lives in the centre of Sydney. Here he finds a street girl, Gale. Who sweeps across the city, walking fast among the crowds, screaming out the most passionate and hurtful but poetic words. Daniel is drawn to her and immediately develops a relationship with Gale. She moves in with him on the first day they meet. They have a passionate romance. She offers to tell Daniel her stories so he can compile them into a book. Gales falls in love with Daniel and Daniel also, but only to a point, that point is where he won't let a relationship interfere with his writing career. The Damaged will bring the reader into the experience of living in Sydney and will draw the reader into the lives of two people who fall passionately in love but come up hard against each other.