It's the summer of 1987 and Mira is beginning her first year at uni. She's got a radical new haircut, and an all-black wardrobe - she should be having the time of her life. But it's hard to get excited about anything when you're being smothered by your crazy Italian family, enrolled in a course you're not interested in, and expecting nuclear warfare at any moment Even a new best friend and the magnetic boy from art class can't wipe away the image of a looming mushroom cloud. And Mira's right. Her world is about to explode, but it's not the skies she should be checking.