For eight-year old May and her older sister Kate, the day that their mother commits suicide is a day that changes them forever. Unwilling to let that tragedy destroy them, each girl makes her own path through life. May grows up to be responsible and watchful, while Kate becomes reckless and dangerous.
Then one day Kate disappears and it is up to May to take a reluctant journey through her mother's past in an effort to find her sister. Along the way, May discovers the truth about the choices and the compromises, the emptiness and the fullness, the beauty and the pain of love.