Will, who grew up with an alcoholic father, finds connecting with others a challenge, but eventually he begins a life he can be proud of. He finds steady work as a carpenter, and his relationship with his longtime girlfriend is going so well he can see it lasting forever. But it doesn’t. While Will wants his childhood to be the worst part of his life, now there is an even greater darkness that he is helplessly drawn to. As he grapples with the events of his distant and recent past, he encounters the same forces that overcame his father—and to survive, he must defeat them. Right when he has bottomed out, he is taken in by a Mexican fisherman and his family. Will learns much about life from the spiritual, humble fisherman, and the Mexican family guides him back to health and sobriety.