In a dreary seaside town in England, Annie loves Duncan -- or thinks she does, because she always has. Duncan loves Annie, but then, all of a sudden, he doesn''t anymore. So Annie stops loving Duncan, and starts getting her own life. She sparks an e-mail correspondence with Tucker Crowe, a reclusive Dylanesque singer-songwriter who stopped making music years ago and who is also Duncan''s greatest obsession. A surprising connection is forged . . .