People have these strange complexes about love. As the city gets colder, what do hearts do? Vagrants Antony and Gerard Shepherd arrive on floor E of the Complexes, an apartment building on an east-coast city. What begins as casual encounters on slow elevators becomes an intricate web of miscommunication and resentment of all kinds. Gerard falls in love with the matriarch of a family falling apart at the seams. Antony befriends a strange security guard, a twelve-year-old with a penchant for words, and a girl whose self-loathing can only be explained by a diagnosis. As the world slowly freezes and cigarettes cease working on trembling anxieties, the troubled inhabitants of floor E must escape or stand together.