A TV series on the history of slavery.
An historian who needs the success of the series with his finances in meltdown and whose disabled son may be dying.
A marriage he does not see as disintegrating.
A fellow historian on the programme, once his lover, senses his vulnerability.
A lethal complaint from a student about an inappropriate comment carrying the possibility of derailing his academic career.
A series of strange even haunting dreams in which a 17th century Irish woman sold into servitude in the Caribbean appears to be trying to tell her story through him creating a battleground between his prized rational self and other worldly possibilities and putting his way of construing sanity to the test.