Three women of Greece: Artemis, an ailing matriarch who clings rigidly to the old ways. Juliet, an Englishwoman contentedly married to a Greek man. And Irene, the Australian wife of Artemis's son, who has to leave her marriage and child, and a culture that will not make room for her. Irene cannot stay in Greece, neither can she properly leave. Wherever she goes a part of her is pulling in the other direction, so that no country can lay claim to her, no place is truly home.