Part of a family with mentally retarded parents and siblings, Abra is the family caretaker. That is until she leaves for college, disconnecting her family ties. Abra's old school teacher assists her in locating a small establishment far from where she lives; it's here that she starts to fabricate a life as an orphan.
Abra creates an independent life as a successful psychologist and, 16 years after leaving home, she receives word that her sister has passed away. With her friends and colleagues, she decides to share her family secrets to help her understand why she abandoned her family..
She falls in love with her high school teacher's nephew, Adam, who assists her in coming to terms with her belief that she has genes, which must not be passed on to descendants.
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