Seventeen year old Kate Brewer returns home from boarding school for the summer after falling ill with mononucleosis. Kate is not pleased to have to return to her isolated island home, and finds herself quickly falling into the island rhythm of her old life, dwarfed by her father Marcus Brewer, a famous painter. She adopts a cool reserve to deal with her obvious resentment of her parents.
When graduate student Ian Jackson arrives to catalogue her father's work, Kate develops a unique friendship with him. The summer unfolds and Kate faces her resentment and anger at her father, as her romantic relationship with much older Ian develops.
This report prepared by Jennifer Selk