The story starts with twelve year old Carol Smith witnesssing the collapse of her parents' marriage. Her mother crazed with jealouse rage, berates her weak, philanering father who subsequently abandons them resulting to her mother's nervous breakdown. The years passed and we rejoin Carol, now a beautiful, self-contained seventeen-year-old young woman. she lives with her bed-ridden mother, younger brother Nick, younger sister Jiji, and loval servant Ester, in a comfortable suburban home. One thing is puzzling though as she is the only one to visit her mother's room. Her mother proves to be a bad-tempered, ungrateful old lady, but strangely clairvoyant, for despite the fact that she has no other visitor besides Carol, she seems to know what's going on in her daughter's life. Carol is working cladestinely as a dancer-hostess at Club andros- an unexpected job for a bright and talented university student. Carol's co workers. Pia, Lorna and Myrna often accompany her ot "Claire's Place" ...