Every marriage has its deal; theirs was unusually explicit.
For three years, Cass has taken care of the Fates while trying to envision having children for Ethan, who desperately wants a family. At the same time, Ethan has continued his work as a celebrated photojournalist in Afghanistan while trying to envision being the home-at-night husband he’s agreed to be. As their deadline approaches, Ethan is increasingly absent and the neighborhood bartender, increasingly present. Then a last-minute revelation about Ethan’s distant experiences forces Cass to confront an entirely new arrangement.