Former childhood sweethearts and
playmates from Manhattan's Upper East Side, find their lives
thrust back together when she becomes pregnant by the boyfriend
of a friend's mother.
Andy Morrison has always loved
Rosalind McCarthy from afar, but she has always been too self-centered
to notice or care, until she needs him "to find a man" to
do the abortion. He tries to go about solving her problem
his way, methodically and carefully, all the while doing his
best to cope with her outbursts and her need to get the abortion
while she's home for the week from the Catholic boarding school
that she attends. They battle insensitive bureaucrats, hopelessly
overburdened hospitals, and her pushy and dissipated parents,
as well as Andy's class prejudices, and in the course of solving
Rosalind's problem, each realizes that they've never really
known or understood the other.