When Charles Lawson, formerly a notorious heroin dealer known as God, is released from jail after ten years, he lives quietly in a small apartment near the sea, with his two cats. When Lawson's eye specialist diagnoses him with macular degeneration and says he will be totally blind in a few years, Lawson devises an elaborate plan to commit suicide while making it look like an accident. Trying to execute his plan, he meets Star in the dunes. Caught in a violent marriage with Wayne, she had been planning the same thing. Perhaps they will be able to save one another.