Kelly, taking a gap year before college to live with her sister Elizabeth in New York, falls for Bruce, who is smitten by Nick, who is friends with Elizabeth.  Nick is a comic observer of truth, while Bruce is a chronic manipulator of it.  And Nick is not well.  Bruce is not well, either, but in a very different way: he so emulates Nick that he assumes Nick’s decline.  Not out of empathy, however; rather, to bend Kelly to his will.  It’s a sticky web that can only unravel in a final reversal of roles and states of being.

2f, 2m, late teens to late 20s
David Michael Erickson