When photographer Claire Breslinsky's Irish aunt dies in a fire, she sets off to Ireland for the funeral. She tries not to think of the man with whom she almost had an affair years ago who still lives in Cork county.
However, on the day that Claire is leaving, two things happen. She discovers that her husband is having an affair. Then her mother reveals that on a visit to Ireland seventeen years ago, her sister delivered an unwanted child name Jenny Rose.
In this radiant, mysterious tale by Mary Anne Kelly, Claire encounters a lively assortment of eccentric, bickering Irish relatives and a shot, if she dares, at a life which stems from a dream.