Hannah is a great disappointment to her famous radical father and painter mother. Instead of mounting the barricades and embracing this age of profound social change, she wants nothing more than marry her doctor boyfriend, and raise a family in a small town, and she gets her wish. But once installed as the doctor's wife in a nowhere corner of Maine, boredom sets in until an unforeseen moment of personal rebellion changes everything. Hannah is forced into break the law. For decades, this one transgression in an otherwise faultless life remains buried. But then, in the charged atmosphere of America after '9/11', her secret comes out and her life goes into free fall.