Four moments in the lives of four female characters.
A little girl from the countryside, playing a game of hide and seek that turns to tragedy.
A teenager, caught in an endless succession of runaways, men and mishaps, because anything is better than her desolate family home.
A young woman who moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster.
The grown-up at last, an accomplished woman, who thought she was safe from her own past.
Gradually, these characters come together to form a single heroine.