"My walls were stripped, and all that was left in the room was a pile of boxes and my mattress propped against the wall." So begins Irene s journey from an Upper West Side penthouse to well, she s not entirely sure where. Irene s father, a corporate VP, is "downsized" when his company merges with another. When he can t find work, her family s lifestyle and her mother s spending quickly catches up with them. Eventually, they re forced to move in with Irene s grandfather in the family farmhouse upstate. But what begins as the most disastrous summer of Irene s life takes a surprising turn, and Irene must decide what she wants for herself after losing everything she was.