Beneath Jim Marshall's veneer as the all-American father and Husband, there lies a deep-seated and long-suppressed desire that is about to ruin his family's idyllic existence. When Elaine Marshall catches her husband and his lover in a hotel room, her anger quickly turns to shock as she discovers that Jim's paramour is actually a young man. What ensues is painful soul-searching for Elaine and her children: was their once tight-knit family nothing more than a sham And when it comes to assigning blame, who is at fault for Jim's sudden change of heart? When word finally spreads throughout the community, the Marshall kids have trouble dealing with the inevitable indignities. Over time, Elaine and her children come to accept Jim's lifestyle and through the painful process of healing they learn that they can still love one another as a family.