When Graham Peters’s wife of forty years suddenly dies, he finds himself unable to cope with her absence. He shuts everyone out and tries to keep his memories of love forever intact by going through the motions of a daily routine.
But when a friend convinces him to enjoy an evening at a jazz club, he meets and falls for Rita Long, a beautiful, sultry singer who draws the eyes and ears of everyone around her. Soon, Graham is wondering whether there might be life after death, and if he can allow himself to love another woman while still dealing with loss. But Rita brings her own baggage in the form of an ex-husband: a has-been NBA star who is exploiting her for money. And when one of Graham’s friends grows jealous of his new love, things turn nasty and potentially violent.
Graham and Rita struggle to keep their relationship alive, while everyone around them wants it to fail. They must give each other all that they have as they fight to survive in this story of passion, betrayal, destruction, and redemption.