A small midwest town at Christmas time... a high school reunion... Burried ghosts and repressed passions resurface from the past of Afro-American Virginia Kelly.
Home for the holidays, Virginia observes that nothing seems to have changed. Her parents, still hoping a man will reclaim her from her lesbian path, do not see that irginia is in deep mourning for the man in her life- gay friend Emery Arkin, dead of AIDS before she even knew he was dying.
But... at her high school reunion, the painful pas is transformed to a much different present. Rosalee, Virginia's first and never-forgotten love, exhibitsnew, if ambigious, interest in Virginia. A former classmates, who has renamed herself Spike, determinedly pursues Virginia. The marriage of Virginia's friend from high school days turns out to be not the idyll it appears. And a teacher named Harry Hobart has lost his wife in a mysterious drowning.
Now someone else is about to die.