Lily has everything she ever dreamed of. She's still a teenager but she just married Ike. He is not exactly a charmer and he's really old--like, 40--but he's rich. Now Lily is living the good life in the insular Syrian-Jewish section of Brooklyn in a beautiful new house, with lots of clothes and jewelry, and good friends. If she can just forget about Ike her life would be perfect. When she hires Blanche, a housekeeper, Lily's sheltered world opens up in ways she could never have imagined.