Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Alice, a young stripper, is in love with Dan, an obituary writer. Dan meets Anna, a photographer, and becomes infatuated with her. Anna meets Larry, a dermatologist, whom she eventually marries. As the years pass, these four people weave through hidden affairs, acts of revenge, and pleas of desperation in a struggle to find intimacy but can't seem to get closer.