Joel adores his uncle Michael. Together they build a tree house and root their favourite teams at baseball games. Then Michael comes to live with Joel's family because he has AIDS, and they grow even closer. When Michael dies, Joel is heartsick - until he learns to find comfort in the wonderful memories of his beloved uncle.
Janet Wilson's evocative and memorable painting highlight Patricia Quinlan's moving story about a family who finds consolation together after the untimely death of a loved one.