Three years after a series of massive waves takes out New York City and apocalyptic weather continues to shrink US coastlines, Julian and Kate's daughter returns to their Midwestern home...what's left of it. They should be thrilled, but while Kate is happy to have her daughter home, Julian can't quite believe it's really her. Since their daughter worked in New York City at the time of the first disaster, it seems impossible for her to be alive.
A young man falls instantly for a woman he spots at a summer backyard party. He knows nothing about her except that she's wearing a T-shirt of his favorite band but his imagination runs wild with the life he hopes they might share. The young woman ends up changing the course of his life as dramatically as he thought she would upon first sight, but in none of the ways he had hoped.