When Rachel's brother disappears under mysterious circumstances, she must come to terms with his apparent death, though there is no body. She travels to Joburg to support her sister-in-law, Maya, with the memorial - also to escape her stifling life as a wife and mother. Rachel is unsettled when Max, her ex-lover, arrives. Despite poet Sizwe's efforts to steady her, Rachel reels from grief and longing. Then Rachel, Maya, Max and Sizwe are involved in a confrontation that will change them forever.