‘Words change the nature of things. A thing not named and the same thing named are two different things’.
When Mae steps out of her impoverished life to be educated, things fall into place around her for the first time. She is twenty-five, works hard and aspires to learn more.
Discovering this new world encourages Mae to challenge her strange step-brother Lloyd. But when their erudite neighbour Henry enters the siblings’ home, their already fragile equilibrium breaks down.