Alarming circumstances have prompted Sara to leave both her job at Northwestern University and her live-in partner, Larry. She disappears into northern Michigan and begins a summer job as a re-enactor at Mac Fort. There, she meets Jonathan, curator for the Parks Department. The two feel immediate rapport for each other, yet Sara fears that when Jonathan learns the truth about her past, he will sever his warm association. Among others at the Fort, Sara meets Hillary who begs Sara’s help in obtaining an abortion. Sara is against abortion, but becomes ensnared into helping the young girl after she threatens suicide.