Rowan has one more year before going off to college. Her brother comes home from college not as she remembers him, and new girl Catherine comes to town. It’s hard for Rowan to look up to anyone, but as she and Catherine get close, she finds something new to look for.
Summer 1979. Rowan Marks is done with high school. Next comes college. But in between there’s a yawning gulf—the last carefree summer vacation.
Rowan’s older brother Ben is smoking too much dope. Her best friend Danny is in love with her. And Catherine, the new girl in their small Ohio town, rubs her the wrong way. But that’s OK. Rowan can deal with it.
Just when she thinks she’s got it all worked out, everything turns on its head. Catherine steals her heart, Danny falls out with her, and when Ben crashes the family car, the family secrets come tumbling out.
All of a sudden, Rowan has a stark choice—is she going to grow up or give up?
Cis girls: Rowan
Trigger warnings: substance use or alcoholism