One year after the sinking of the Titanic, Elizabeth Farr can still feel the chill from the icy north Atlantic Sea in her bones. One of the lucky lifeboat occupants, she had watched in horror as the Titanic tilted upright in the ocean and sank forever into the sea. She is still haunted with those memories of 1,500 people dying around her. As are three other teenagers who were aboard the ship on that fateful night. One year later, Katie Hanrahan is profoundly struggling to build a singing career in New York. And Paddy Kelleher has some artistic struggles of his own, directly tied to the ship's sinking. Attempting to write a book on the disaster, he is stymied by his memories of Brian, the older brother he lost to the sea on that night. Elizabeth's beau, Max Whittaker, who she met on the Titanic, seems to have had some success. He's at last realized his dream of becoming an artist, and is living independently of his parents in Greenwich Village. But he's having disagreements with Elizabeth, who is having trouble breaking free of her mother's ties she promised her father, when they parted on the deck of the sinking ship, that she'd look after her mom. And when Elizabeth sees Max's dark, brooding paintings of the Titanic disaster, she realizes that he too is struggling with the same tortuous memories that she is. Can these four survivors ever rebuild their lives? In this sequel to her book Titanic: the Long Night, Diane Hoh effectively explores the intriguing issues surrounding the myriad of effects a disaster of such historical magnitude would have on promising lives just about to begin.