How must one save a self?
Imogen Mackee is desperately struggling to grasp onto that elusive answer. A college dropout, complete pushover, and self-proclaimed caffeine addict, Imogen battles with spontaneous bouts of depression. And as if Imogen doesn't have enough in her own life to deal with, she must carry the burdens of others as well.
A hot mess of a divorcé, cigarette addict, and borderline insomniac, Jonah Jacinski was the boy next door and the former object of teenage Imogen's affections. Back in town to recover from a disastrous marriage, he encounters Imogen by chance, finding himself increasingly drawn to the beautiful woman that she grew up into. However, this awkward attraction produces naught but mutual confusion.
A brooding artist, part-time insightful philosopher, and established master of stoicism, Tommy O'Callaghan is Imogen's long-time boyfriend. Despite his taciturn tendencies, he truly loves Imogen and is more than willing to offer her the rest of his life. However, with the sudden appearance of suave Jonah, Tommy's faith is shaken.
A struggling single mother, faded beauty, and recently diagnosed sufferer of bipolar disorder, Piper Mackee is the estranged mother of Imogen. She raised her two daughters in a fatherless household, and she and Imogen have constantly argued, leaving her youngest to grow up listening through the walls.
An awkward high school freshman, sarcastic smart-aleck, and bullying victim, Greta Mackee is the beloved younger sister of Imogen. Despite trying desperately to get by, she becomes a target due to her gloomy mannerisms. Imogen's concerns dangerously spike when Greta starts returning home with bruises encircling her wrists and red stains across her cheeks.
So with much coffee, too many sleepless nights, and the bravery to say "yes," Imogen struggles to straighten out the disaster of the lives of the people around her along with her own. And perhaps she'll realize that life is quite the beautiful mess.