Phoebe’s life in Neptune, New Jersey, is somewhat unremarkable, but everything changes when Leonard, an orphan cousin who Phoebe never knew she had, arrives. He’s gay and confident about who he is. He inspires the people around him. He sees people not as they are, but as they hope to be. One day, Leonard goes missing. Phoebe, her family, and her community fight to understand what happened, and to make sense of why someone might want to extinguish the beautiful absolute brightness that was Leonard Pelkey.