A newly married young woman finds that her new life with a wealthy husband is not all it cracked up to be. She came from a poor family but finds her beautiful home to be prison-like with a controlling husband. She develops an odd habit of swallowing various objects because it provides her with a sense of psychological control. When she turns up pregnant, her bizarre obsession becomes even more dangerous. A deep psychological study of a character who personifies post-modern society -- explores themes of what it means to be comfortably wealthy yet living a life that seems stripped of deeper meaning.