California, 1928. Three bedraggled Chinese women suddenly appear out of
the mist one afternoon in a small Chinese farming town on the
Sacramento River, and their arrival throws the community into confusion.
Two of the women are unknown to the townspeople, while the third is the
long-lost wife of Richard Fong, the handsome manager of the local
gambling parlor, who had left her behind in China many years earlier and
had not yet returned for her.
Richard’s wife’s unexpected arrival complicates his life in no small
way—not least with two prostitutes at the local brothel he frequents.
One, the beautiful young Chloe, depends on him but has eyes for someone
else, someone even more forbidden: the local preacher’s daughter. The
other, Poppy, the psychic madam of the brothel, is desperately in love
with Richard, and she begins to sink into despair as he grows further
and further away from her.
As the lives of the townspeople become inextricably intertwined with the
newly arrived women, Poppy’s premonitions begin to foretell a deep
unhappiness for all involved. And when a flood threatens the livelihood
of the entire town, the frightening power of these mysterious women who
arrived in the mist will be revealed. Download and start listening now!