This is yet another coming-of-age story, the title referring to the three central characters (a mother and her two daughters) who float like flotsam and jetsam between two worlds as opposed to being anchored in one place. Mrs. Flax (Cher) is a true eccentric; a free-spirited and often
irritatingly independent woman who lost any sort of stable homelife when her husband walked out on her and her children years before. She has drifted from man to man and place to place and her latest move to the small Massachusetts coastal town of East Port in 1963 marks her 18th. Not only must
Mrs. Flax cope with her own immaturity, she also must try to deal with the problems of her ...