On the surface, fifty-three-year old Rebecca Davitch is outgoing and joyous. After all, giving parties is her vocation, something she slipped into before she even finished college, when Joe Davitch spotted her at a social event in her family's ornate Baltimore row house. Soon this spirited older man, a divorcé with three little girls, swept Rebecca into his orbit. And before long, she was a part of the Davitch clan, having a child, and hosting endless parties. Now, some thirty years later, after presiding over a disastrous family picnic, Rebecca is caught unawares by the question of who she really is.