It's 1935 and Desdemona Hart Spaulding, a gifted, Paris-trained artist, has married in haste, in the once-thriving summer town of Cascade, to provide a home for her dying father and save the family's renowned Shakespeare theater. Now Cascade is on the short list to be flooded to provide drinking water for Boston, MA, and Dez's growing discontent is complicated by her attraction to Jacob, a fellow artist. When tragic events unfold, Dez makes bad choices that force her to answer hard questions: Must she keep her promises? Is it morally possible to set herself free?
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