From the back of case: A late night knock at Victoria Miller's (academy award winner Marcia Gay Harden) door changes her life in a way she never could have imagined. Dirty, hungry and almost unrecognizable, her teenage nephew Bobby (Taylor Handley) is seeking refuge from a deeply troubled and often violent home life. Although he hasn't seen his Aunt Vickie for years, his early childhood memories are undoubtedly the happiest of his life. The timing couldn't be more wrong for Victoria to take on the challenges Bobby presents - he's uncommunicative and antisocial at least. Vickie's on the verge of her break as a big writer and involved in a budding romance. However it soon becomes evident that she may be Bobby's only hope. As Part of his healing, the two of them begin to unravel the events of their family's history. Vickie realizes that Bobby isn't the only one whose life has been affected - she must also face her own painful memories.