For Cecilia Fernandez, moving her family to a beautiful home in the Long Island suburbs feels like she's finally achieved the American Dream. However, when her youngest son, Cameron, starts using heroin, Cecilia feels helpless and unable to juggle the demands of her life. Cecilia's teaching career falters, and her relationships with her husband and other sons suffer. Meanwhile, her second son, Sam, chronicles his brother's descent into heroin addiction, using writing as a coping mechanism to deal with the chaos and stress. Cameron finds himself too deeply entangled in the world of drug trafficking, making a mistake that incites the wrath of one of Long Island's biggest drug kingpins.