The Affair explores the emotional impact of an extramarital relationship between Noah and Alison Solloway Lockhart after the two meet in the coastal town of Montauk on Long Island. Noah is a teacher in New York City with a new one (see the book entitled a person place) and strive to write a second book. He is happily married and has four children, but hates his addiction from his wealthy father-in-law. Alison is a young waitress tried to put his life and marriage back together after the tragic death of her child. It is told about it to the side, with different prejudices memory of the male and female perspectives.