The essence of change is t the change itself, but the awareness that it has occurred. gemma is an intimate portrayal of a woman fighting to stay relevant to herself. I feel like, sometimes, that I'm two people. It's a bitch. Since university days, Gemma has been haunted by an escalating and paralyzing shame, along with an acutely sickening fear to confront it. Now, forty-four years old, married to a successful business executive and the mother of adult twins, the urgency to find the truths that govern her life cant be igred any longer. But events and needs conspire against her. She has lasting legacy, passion, and faces a dwindling desire to do anything. Other men become attractive, an obsession. She will, she kws, self-destruct. To free herself from this lethal momentum requires less than someone's death. Hers.