One day Wade Hampton walks away from everything he knows -- his wife, his son, his job -- and heads across the desert to Jerome, Arizona. Though he only knows Jerome through a post card sent to him by a vacationing friend, he convinces himself that Jerome is the only place he can fulfill his dream of becoming an artist. However, when he meets up with Jane, a drifter who represents everything that he is not, art becomes the last thing on his mind.