September 1987. The edge of town.
Gloria opens her door to the woman she hasn't seen since she disappeared from home 10 years ago. Mary sees the face that has haunted her memories of childhood and dreams of womanhood. But the reflection that the women seek in each other is dimmed by the years of silence and distorted by the struggle for survival. How did they get here? Did one of them take a wrong turn, or were they driven apart?
A thrillingly intimate drama, Sheila pits two women against the world: not to conquer it — to survive it. But what chance do they have to decide the terms of their survival?