Professor's Daughter is a fictional memoir about an eccentric professor who's been a non-conformist his entire career. He's a former ballet dancer, an expert horseman, and an inventor. He's led research expeditions to Nepal and explored the depths of the ocean. After his wife's death, he tries to re-establish his relationship with his estranged daughter, Athena. She wants to know about her father's secret life that he lived apart from both her and her mother.