Time's a Thief
Set in New York City in the 1980's, Francesca "Chess" is a feisty smart student at Barnard. She has a blue collar past which adds to the allure of the upper class family of her toxic friend/drama queen, Kendra Marr-Lowenstein. After graduation, Chess moves into the family's home and works as an assistant to Clarice Marr, an elegant literary intellectual. Chess gets knocked around by life and it's realities including a failed affair with Clarice's son. The 2008 version of herself tells her tale as she looks back at the ramifications of opportunities both taken and missed.