Alessa is a single mom and the caretaker for her difficult mother, who is suffering from the volatile symptoms of alcohol dementia. Alessa’s been reclusive, lonely and destructively self-deprecating, but she decides it’s time to step forward, take some risks and try to build a better life.
As a girl she faced appalling situations with precocious clear-headedness, committed to day-to-day survival. But as an adult, she makes some of the same mistakes she saw her parents make. Can she become the woman she’s capable of being?