Out for the season, Reading, a pro hockey player, recoups during the winter months in a secluded beach house. He relies on his cousin for companionship but finds himself overwhelmed when a string of unwelcome guests wedge their way into his hermitage one night. As the society he tried to keep out overtakes his home, Reading is forced to face the emotional scars that match his physical wounds.
Two sisters April and Francesca return home to support their father in the wake of accusations he has sexually harassed one of his students at the local high school. Though troubled by the lack of information surrounding their father's situation, the two separate for the night as April trades flirting with a faraway fling for human contact and Francesca tries to find meaningful conversation at a sloppy house party.
After an ambiguous dream, Teddie invites an old college acquaintance, Marion, to his apartment to hang out and catch up. They are stuck together when a January blizzard snows them in, opening the door for a late night of drinking, smoking, and treading old ground. Though Teddie's roommate, Claudio, insists on prying into Marion's sexual history, Teddie is entrusted with Marion's biggest secret, a near-supernatural admission that proves crippling for them both.
As a way to take time off from her life, Cornelia spends her days babysitting her invalid grandparents in exchange for continued financial support from her parents. She sees her life slipping into an unsettling contentment while her long-time boyfriend, White, is hoping she settles into his newly furnished apartment. Struggling to accept stagnation but unable to move forward, Cornelia finds the friction she's looking for when her reclusive friend, Nicole, hires a questionable employee in her rarely trafficked bookstore.