Stumbling home after a violent assault, high-school senior Peach is baffled by her parents' seeming inability to comprehend what has happened and is forced to struggle through a nightmarish recovery unaided before resolving to take drastic actions in order to find closure.
"Laura is a nurse in a pediatric unit. On long, quiet shifts, she and her colleagues, clad in their different shades of blue, care for sick babies, handling their exquisitely fragile bodies, and carefully calibrating the mysterious machines that keep them alive. Laura may be burnt out. Her hands have been raw from washing as long as she can remember. When she sleeps, she dreams of water; when she wakes, she finds herself lying next to a man who doesn't...