They were Harvard '58, the class who thought they could change the world. Danny, the musical prodigy, risks all for Harvard, even a break with his domineering father. Yet his real problems are too much fame too soon - and too many women. Ted spends four years as an outsider. He is obsessed with climbing to the top of the academic ladder, whatever the cost. Jason, the golden boy - handsome, charismatic, athletic - learns at Harvard that he cannot ignore his Jewish background. Only in tragedy will he find his true identity. George, a Hungarian refugee, comes to Harvard with the barest knowledge of English. But with ruthless determination he masters not only the language but the power structure of his new country. Andrew is haunted by three centuries of Harvard ancestors who cast giant shadows on his confidence. It is not until their dramatic 25th reunion that the men must confront their classmates, and the value of their lives.