Successful. Beautiful. Intelligent. Yet a satisfying relationship eludes Debra Hampton. At 35 years old, she can't figure out why her philosophy on men - and what they want from women - isn't working. She's trapped in a cycle of shattered relationships until a friend refers her to a relationship guru. After some resistance, Debra finds refuge in his counsel as he helps her navigate through the storms of rejection and failed love.
"Couldn't stop listening"
The year is 2096, and the 83-year-old Turner Ashbey has seen a lot in the turbulent 21st century: the rising oceans, the Eastern Migration, the Stay Put, the Digital Undoing, the Tax Indentures, and, of course, the collapse and dissolution of the United States federal government into, finally, 113 "ephemeral nations", as Ashbey liked to call them.