Growing up under Apartheid, six-year-old Lizzie confronts rules she cannot understand. Why must her nanny keep her daughter hidden? Among twenty-eight characters capturing four generations, she paints an evocative portrait of the abiding love between two families - one black, one white. History's shocking events unravel, mingled with the resonant rites of passage all families share. As Lizzie comes of age, we experience through her eyes a haunting, joyous memory play of sacrifice, liberation and the bonds which cannot be broken.