For four, unbroken years, the road has grown long in Malcolm's rear-view mirror. But not today. Today, stranded in open country, eyes cast down on a fuming bonnet, Malcolm needs assistance: a temporary fix to get himself back on the move soon. The owner of an isolated farmhouse agrees to lend the wandering stranger the use of his workshop -- on the condition that he steer clear of his daughter. Malcolm is a man of his word. But today, his word hangs by a thread.