A deeply moving story of a multicultural family in California: Indian mother Jaya, American father Keith, daughter Karina and son Prem. When tragedy strikes, the family is torn apart as each member is catapulted on their own journey.
Thirteen-year-old Karina is left to her own devices. Blaming herself, and desperate to escape the despair that hangs like a black cloud over her childhood home, she seeks her own ways to cope until she leaves for college. But on campus, instead of liberation, she finds only loneliness and must grapple with painful experiences that send her to the edge of a breakdown. In her desperation, she seeks comfort and friendship among a group of young people with utopian ideals, led by the charismatic Micah. Fragile and alone, Karina is drawn to Micah and the group’s philosophy of living off the land. When she is invited to live with the group at their house, The Sanctuary, it seems she has finally found a safe place. But it soon becomes clear that all is not as it seems.
Can Karina find the strength to confront the truth and forge a path forward? And will she be able to face the pain of the past and heal her relationships with her parents?