After Dulcie's dad dies, her mom decides that the two of them should reinvent themselves in California. Dulcie's decision? To steal her dad's '68 Chevy and head back home to Connecticut. Once Dulcie gets there, she meets Roxanne, a girl whose scary home life makes Dulcie think that she just might have landed in the right spot at the right time. Luckily for Roxanne, Dulcie Morrigan Jones is a girl with a storehouse of strength and generosity of spirit that stretches on for miles.