Near death, Mary reveals to her daughter-in-law the unfathomable act she committed some fifty years ago. The man she raised, Betty’s husband, was not actually her child.
Mary takes Bettie on a journey beginning with a fairy tale childhood that ends abruptly. Familial abuse leads her to steal a young boy; unimaginable acts become understandable as her past reveals many hidden truths.
On her deathbed, Mary owns her faults and seeks forgiveness for failing others.