Max Draper is the younger child in an ordinary American family growing up in New York City. His life is as straightforward as it can be and his family as seemingly normal as possible. There is one thing, though. His family business, for generations, has been prostitution. Raised in an environment that encourages honesty he falls in love with a childhood friend, a girl named Freddy. That love, and all that it brings with it, masks his true nature, his homosexuality, and living that dichotomy brings him into a life he could never have anticipated. A world of tolerance and understanding is stretched to the breaking point as Max discovers the reality of his friends' secrets, desires and mistakes.