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Ted Bronte's life is filled with energy that belies his seventy years. Age, he insists is a self definition. As a young man, he has a stormy relationship with Kacey Cloud that cannot last. After an incident, he meets Annie, the love of this life, yet their connection is destroyed by tragedy. Annie's sister, Julie, leaving a bad marriage, mother of winsome daughter, Megan, approaches Ted, seeking friendship -- which turns out to be more. An old schoolmate, Tillie De Main, appears on the scene, with bizarre dreams; disappointed by the loss of his own marriage, he hooks onto Julie, suffering from the loss of teen-age Megan, who has run off. Despite Ted's warning, the two unhappy people form a bond that turns nasty, and causes Julie to sink into a deep depression. Ted's life-long friend, Zandor, cautions him to let Julie find herself. In present time, Zandor's own illness complicates the denouement, which, despite a tragic loss, ends on a positive note, as stepdaughter Megan surfaces again after an absence of ...