Alice (Emily VanCamp) is a 28 year-old assistant book editor living in a small apartment on the upper east side. She is funny and smart, but emotionally self-destructive, seeking self-esteem in men's desire. She has finally met a guy worth keeping, but is in danger of screwing it up, as always. By day, Alice works for a notable book publisher. Like anyone climbing the ranks, she's trying to make her mark despite her frustrations with her boss. By night, in between her various dates, Alice tries to write. She has an incredibly compelling story to tell - her story. But that story was written fifteen years ago...by someone else. Milan (Michael Nyqvist) is a 35 year-old aspiring writer on the eve of releasing his first novel. Represented by Alice's father (Michael Cristofer), a prominent book agent, Milan becomes close to 14 year-old Alice, and during that time writes the novel that makes him a world renowned author. Today, 15 years later, Milan and Alice's paths cross once again, forcing the two to confront events that have long gone unaddressed. Alice's work life and personal demons converge when her boss tasks her with promoting the one book she would most like to forget exists.