New Year's Eve, 1993, and Toni Dorado is heading home. After almost two years, heartsore but hopeful, she is returning to LA and the family and lover she left behind. Her mother, Adela, awaits her return with joy, as does Gabriela, her niece. But her return rekindles old resentments in her sister, Sylvia, and still-sharp pain in her ex-lover, Pat. Terri de la Pena writes unsparingly about the connections between these women: their joys, pain, and the ambivalence of both love and shame. A richly colourful and unforgettable tribute to forgiveness and the family.