Set primarily in New York City's Soho neighborhood, the story tells of the work and loves of a number of friends and neighbors. They all must respond to the unexpected death of one of them from a heart attack. Several are musicians, several others are writers, or work pursuing other creative careers. The unexpected loss prompts them to look at their lives, and at life in general, as they share and mourn, and as they remember events in their lives that stirred them deeply. How will they adequately commemorate their friend, and how will they find fulfillment through love and work in their own lives?