At almost 30 years old David Moore is living the unremarkable life he always equated with failure. Instead of going on book tours and giving readings, he’s scraping to pay his bills. Instead of meeting with producers and selling the movie rights to his breakout novel, he's arguing with his girlfriend about whether they should get a dog. It doesn't seem fair: didn't everyone always tell him that he was special and talented? Didn’t they tell him he could be anything he wanted to be? When an unexpected visit from his deadbeat dad upsets David's fragile financial balancing act it sets in motion a series of domestic disagreements and ill-advised reactionary reprisals whose compounding repercussions threaten to unmake the tenuous structure of David’s mundane life: the life that David, focused only on that life's disappointments, may not appreciate or fight to salvage until it’s already too late.