The political, artistic and sexual effervescence of Mexico in the early 20s is followed by instability and doubt. There seems to be a spreading sense of disillusionment that neither Tina nor her friends will escape. Edward has gone back to the US, and Tina finds herself alone at a pivotal moment in her life. She oscillates between her commitment to the Party, her artistic struggles, her various overlapping love affairs, and her own journey of self-discovery. She seems to be incapable of choosing one path that will close off the others, unlike Edward. The political climate becomes increasingly tense, and opinions and destinies begin to clash. Summer comes to an end, and a long winter approaches.