Two females find the very different worlds they love radically changing around them, and their own power to hold things together fading. Home is a wreck and what lies beyond it looks empty and forbidding. Should they stay or should they go?
With his father dead and his own life tightly controlled by his cold and God-obsessed mother, a lonely young piano prodigy is sent away from his island home in the Caribbean to the United States. There, his rising stardom and his brilliant but uneasy marriage are threatened by the birth of an unwanted child and the terrible fear of love that he begins to pass on to her.