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At 51 years old, twins Jeanie and Julius still live with their mother, Dot. The cottage they've shared their entire lives is their only protection against the modernizing world around them. To an outsider, it looks like poverty; to them, it's home. When Dot dies unexpectedly, the cottage is taken back by their landlord, exposing the twins to harsh realities. Julius becomes torn between the loyalty he feels toward his sister and his desire for independence, while Jeanie struggles to find work and a home for them both. Just when it seems there might be a way forward, startling secrets from their mother's past surface, forcing them to question everything.