Acclaimed author Alison McGhee poetically addresses the stages of grief and the importance of family and friends in this unforgettable story. After a tragic car accident, Rose Latham's older sister Ivy lies comatose in a convalescent home. Rose is forced to move on with her life, returning to school to face whispers and avoidance. Stuck between grief and hope, she seeks relief through evening trips to the gorge with different boys. But with the help of her fatherly neighbor William T. and classmate Tom Miller, Rose may find a way to grieve and move on.