Chased by the strange accident that killed their father as children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their hometown of Maine, Shirley Falls, to New York City as soon as they could.
Jim, an elegant and successful corporate lawyer, has despised his big-hearted brother all his life, and Bob, a legal aid lawyer who idolizes Jim, has always taken it easy.
But their long dynamic is disrupted when their sister, Susan - the sister who stayed behind - calls them urgently home.
Her lonely teenage son, Zach, has gotten himself into a world of trouble, and Susan desperately needs his help.
And so the Burgess brothers return to the landscape of their childhood, where the long buried tensions that have shaped and overshadowed their relationship begin to emerge in unexpected ways that will change them forever.