Blair and her daughter, Amanda, live contentedly in a tiny, funky cottage in San Francisco's Haight district. Blair loves her job as a chef and is close to 16-year-old Amanda. But Blair is dying. As the story opens, she has just received a devastating diagnosis of advanced melanoma. There is no cure; she won't survive long. Blair is using sex, alcohol, drugs, movies and work to distract herself from her inevitable death and her concern for Amanda's future.
Luke is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter. His perfect life is destroyed when his adored wife, Emily, abruptly walks out on him. Unable to write, he moves from his San Francisco home t