A powerfully moving tale that paints the protrait of three generations in a family separated by loneliness, hope, and betrayal. Esther the White, a Russian emigre who chooses to live cut off from normal human experience. Her suicidal son Phillip, and Phillip's eighteen-year-old daughter. Together they share an isolated compound on Long Island. Only by calling upon all the healing powers of love can the members of Esther's family make peace with themselves and each other.