Each summer three siblings come reluctantly to visit their bitter grandmother in her dreary seaside home. Faruk, the eldest, is alcoholic, recently divorced and adrift. Metin, the youngest, dreams of escaping to America. In between is their sister, Nilgün, a fiery revolutionary, hurtling towards womanhood. Over the week, the family face first love, old ghosts and childhood memories. Watching them is the dwarf housekeeper Recep, who has stories of his own.