Celia is the struggling single mother of an exceptionally,
angelically beautiful child: nine-year-old Rachel. All too aware of
the precarious balance of the life she has built for the two of
them, she worries about her daughter's longing for the father she
has never met. When Rachel disappears one summer night during a
blackout, Celia is stricken with guilt and terror about what her
choices might now mean for her daughter's fate. The media coverage
of the abduction is tremendous, running nationwide. Closely
monitoring events is Ron, an appliance repairman who lives in the
neighbourhood. Though Rachel is a stranger to him, he convinces
himself that she is his responsibility. His feelings for her are at
once tender, misguided and chillingly possessive. Tapping into the
fears that lie just beneath the surface of modern urban life,
HELPLESS is a haunting and provocative story of heart-stopping
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