After their father’s reckless death, the
Gallagher family has begun to recover. Eldest son Carl sees an opportunity to
assume independence, but 14-year-old Dinny is uncertain. Carl becomes embroiled
in anti-immigration group and Dinny falls in with a new friend’s own
recklessness. A different crisis
develops in the family as new influences take over–leading to both tragedy,
insight, and rebirth.