'Tis said of love that it sometimes goes, sometimes flies; runs with one, walks gravely with another; turns a third into ice, and sets a fourth in a flame: it wounds one, another it kills: like lightning it begins and ends in the same moment: it makes that fort yield at night which it besieged but in the morning; for there is no force able to resist it.
--Miguel de Cervantes
Wildfires rage around him while fire of a different type rages within.Can a man stand the heat?
Jonas's domestic life is coming apart at the seams. The situation reaches crisis proportions when he defies an evacuation order prompted by wildfires that rage all around the suburban enclave where he lives and, after a rancorous exchange, his wife leaves without him. Left all alone, he indulges homoerotic fantasies and the narcissistic enjoyment of his own body. When Kent Radke, a neighbor whose unbridled physicality has made him an object of suspicion in the neighborhood, suddenly appears, Jonas must confront the fires within him that threaten to consume him utterly.
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