When Laura was 5 years old, her father moved out of the home and into a trailer in the backyard. He never told his family why. In 1965, David and Leslie embodied the idea of America’s sweethearts: a young Marine and a Broadway-bound dancer separated by wartime; an unprecedented reunion covered by newspapers across the country; an eventual marriage after a decade apart. After having two children together, David would leave the family home to live in a trailer in the backyard, isolating himself for 10 years. At 26, Laura delves back into his unusual life to unfold the secret behind his leave-takings, in an unsentimental, unvarnished family mystery.