Lydia is unsettled in her New York life. She takes herself away to Greece, secure in the belief that her much-older partner Tom will be there on her return. However, when she comes back, she discovers he’s fallen in love with someone else. Her life now in disarray, Lydia faces a future in which nothing is secure. When she reconnects with Tom’s teenage son Caleb, all three lives are recast in shocking and devastating ways. All the while we sense that in the world at large there are greater changes happening, changes over which they have even less control.
At thirty-seven, Lydia has been with Tom for over a decade. Now he’s nearing sixty, and she’s bored. Yet she commits to staying with him, only to find that he s fallen in love with someone else while she s been away. Devastated, she makes contact with Tom’s nineteen-year-old son, Caleb. Suffering from the collapse of their expectations, Lydia and Caleb are drawn together in an unsettling mix of desire, care, and revenge.