1950s Washington, DC. James has just accepted a teaching position for the State Department. But after too many drinks at his own housewarming party, he meets Henry, a doctor and his neighbor. Their connection is immediate, but after a drunken kiss they end up parting ways with alarm.
That's just beginning of a story that spans two decades; a story of a secret relationship, strained marriages, crumbling lives, and ultimately a love strong enough to withstand all of it.