So here we are. My name was Eileen Dunlop. Now you know me. I was twenty-four years old then, and had a job that paid fifty-seven dollars a week as a kind of secretary at a private juvenile correctional facility for teenage boys….This is the story of how I disappeared.

It’s the early 1960s in a coastal New England town, and you’d be hard pressed to find someone more dismal than Eileen. She lives with her drunken, abusive father in squalor, wears her dead mother’s clothes to work, and is obsessed with a hunky prison guard. Into this mess comes the new counselor, Rebecca, and together their obsessions lead to violence and Eileen’s transformation. Weird and unsettling.