Vivian (played by Lisa Emery) is a famous and admired anthropologist. Although Vivian doesn’t know it, she has many traits in common with autistic people: she prefers solitude, works best alone, does not know how to read signals from other people, and cruelly does not concern herself with other people’s feelings.
Thirteen years ago, Vivian, then married to Gavin, had a child, Lucy. Fearing motherhood and feeling that she was not cut out for it, Vivian abandoned both Gavin and Lucy. In the interim, Lucy has been diagnosed as autistic, and Gavin has coped with her situation alone all these years. Now he needs Vivian’s help. Lucy needs to go to a special school. Can she come and live with Vivian while she attends the school in Vivian’s city for one year?