A mysterious disappearance changes three lives forever. At three different periods in time, three Americans find themselves, alone, in the same hotel room overlooking the Spanish Steps in Rome. A daughter, a mother, and an old family friend each tell us their individual story of how and why they have been drawn here. The three narratives weave back and forth--each contradicting, clarifying, deepening what the others say--becoming strands of one disquieting tale. Madagascar is about the elusive nature of memory, and how the consequences of the actions we take ripple out in ways unforeseen.