In a shabby kitchen, two women watch a beetle scuttle across the floor. For Apple this house is a refuge from the world where she can amuse herself with her eccentric auntie Genesis. But for Genesis and her sister, Sunday, it is haunted by the memory of a childhood trauma. What happened to the Bubba all those years ago? What is charming, dangerous Blondy doing in the garden shed? And what kind of cake is most appropriate for mourning?