When Amy Goodrow, a shy high school student, falls in love with her math teacher, the love affair threatens the intimate relationship between Amy and her mother, Isabelle, whose feelings are influenced by the shame of her own past. /
A mother and daughter engage in a battle of wills in the searing heat of an intense summer. Isabella's discovery of Amy's sexual liaison with her maths teacher threatens to demolish the brittle construct of their lives in Shirley Falls, and to reveal all their hidden shame and grief. /
Isabelle Goodrow works in a dead-end job in a self-imposed exile with her daughter Amy, trying to cope with the shame she feels about her affair with Amy's father. When Amy, frustrated by her seemingly unemotional mother, begins her own affair, the relationship between the two deteriorates.