In this true story, a young Cape Cod housewife in the 1970s delights in the safe harbor of her promised land. But even as she perfects her ship-in-a-bottle life, deeper forces converge. Tremors she can't identify shake her world until a tsunami of forbidden memories swamps all she knows. Plunged between layers of time, she flounders for this lifeline, then that. Submerging as if for the last time, she realizes her only hope is to breach a taboo. She must search for other mothers marooned by state-sponsored secrets like hers.
In the upcoming sequel, CAST OFF, Lee Campbell continues the story. She shows how she created a way for ordinary women like her to teach each other how to belatedly cope with a hidden loss. She also reveals how, with them, she publicly exposed that loss and changed laws and policies for generations to come.