Why? Is a story set in a web of despair, sex, unreachable emotion, and love.
One man's crippling injuries, caused by an unprovoked, vicious attack, ruins the lives of everyone around him. This includes Terry Meadows, a 19-year-old boy who falls in love with the main character's daughter Laura, 27 years before the opening of the story.
The twisted, interconnecting matrix in which Francis, Laura's father, lives, destroys and distorts his daughter's image of life beyond repair. It is a sad tragedy with an unexpected ending.