A new life. A new love. Ellie’s idyllic and bohemian family lifestyle on Fire Island is shattered when her eldest son, Leo, runs away to Hollywood to seek fame and fortune. Ellie is compelled to chase after him, uprooting her youngest son.
As she carves out a new way of life, she is drawn towards intense new friendships. Realising that the glitz of 1940s Hollywood is a dangerous place overflowing with vanity and greed, it is up to Ellie to protect her precious family from the disappointments such surroundings can bring and also from the more menacing threats radiating from the war raging in Europe.