It's 1942, and while the Nazi Juggernaut continues to crush Europe, on the island of Newfoundland the loss of a generation awaits. Two girls who are best friends heading into their last year of high school visit a local park - and their lives are changed forever. The beautiful, talented Angela faces loss and then a darkness so shameful that she cannot share it with anyone, not even her best friend. Dorothy faces the prospect of becoming the island's first "lady lawyer," one who offers hope for women seeking salvation from the chauvinism that dominates domestic life. This is a fearless examination of the monumental barriers that have stood in the way of women, and a story of enduring friendship against all odds.