Once a spirited, independent woman with a rebellious streak, Masha's life was forever changed by a tragic event twelve years ago. Unable to let go of her grief, she finds comfort in the quiet lanes of her town's swimming pool. Without her realizing it, her life has shuddered to a halt. When Masha begins an unlikely friendship with the mysterious Sally Red Shoes, a bag lady with a penchant for saying just what she means, a new world of possibilities opens up: new friendships, new opportunities, and even new love. For the first time in years, Masha has the chance to start living again. But just as Masha dares to imagine the future, her past comes roaring back . . .