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Darya lives with her ten-year-old brother and their adoptive mother, Tee-Tee, in a safe house named Philoxenia--Greek for "love of strangers." The strangers in this case are battered women and their children.
Darya, powerfully drawn to these animals who communicate with her and see in her the reincarnation of the deer goddess of ancient Siberia, is determined to feed and protect them, in spite of Tee-Tee's insistence that she concentrate on the human victims who need their help instead.
And when you have to tee-tee, you'll be using the same restrooms that moviegoers used when the McDonald Theatre opened eight decades ago.