In 1974, a little boy is savagely attacked by his mother's pet Doberman; more than twenty years later, another little boy disappears without a trace from his grandmother's backyard; in 1966, a pregnant teenager admits herself to a maternity home; in 1991, a young man drifts toward a career as a drug dealer. These characters' lives are laced through questions of identity, fate, and circumstance. Why do we become who we become? How do we find ourselves living lives we never wanted? Can we change the course of what seems inevitable?