Rob Marshall has it all. A great job, a nice house just outside Washington, DC, and a wonderful family. He was living the American Dream. But the dream becomes a nightmare with one phone call - his son has been kidnapped. After a media frenzy and a frantic hunt for the kidnapper, the FBI is out of leads, and they hand the case over to local police. The only problem is that the lead detective suspects Rob is behind it all. Amid the accusations and investigation, his marriage is falling apart.
"A Short Reading"
Jeff Leetch comes from a long line of alcoholics. He is perfectly content to spend his nights at the bar with his friends, numb to the world around him. When he gets a phone call that his mother, who he hasn't spoken to in years, has died, he is tasked with going to her house to clear out her belongings. What he finds in his childhood home reminds him of his younger days and how those events have shaped the man he is today, for better or worse.
Terrible Things is the story of John and Jimmy Leetch. John is a soldier in the Korean War who hasn't yet met his son, Jimmy. After a chilling and traumatic turn of events in the war, he eagerly awaits the moment that he will finally return home and begin his new life as a father. Jimmy, now a middle-aged man, discusses his childhood and family life with his therapist, who is helping him to overcome his decades-long struggle with alcohol. Delve deeper into the world of Leetch, and uncover the roots of this family tree.