When Georgia Qullian returns to her hometown of Miami, her husband and their young son in tow, she is hoping for a fresh start. They have left Illinois trailing scandal and disappointment in their wake, fallout from her husband’s severe sleep disorder. For months, their three-year-old son has refused to speak a word.
On a whim, Georgia begins working for a reclusive artist who lives in the middle of the bay, and she soon finds that time spent with the intense hermit might help Frankie find the courage to speak—and help her reconcile the woman she was with the woman she has become.
As the summer wears on, the family’s challenges return, more complicated than before. And now, a hurricane is bearing down on South Florida, and Georgia must face the fact that her choices may have put her only child in grave danger.