While visiting her family in the Azores, Sarah Chaves, eighteen years old and college-bound, learns that her father and uncle have been in a horrible car accident; her uncle survives, but her father does not. At the precipice of her coming of age, Sarah was forced to reckon with the fallout of her father’s premature death: an immigrant family on the brink of socio-economic collapse; complicated, loving relationships with her mother and uncle; and her quest to uncover the truth about the accident.