On Memorial Day, a series of bomb explosions shuts down major cities across the US. Her apartment in ruins,
Sabine flees Washington DC and begins a grueling journey on foot that brings her to West Virginia, where she
finds safety at an abandoned farmhouse with other refugees.
For Sabine, family is a vague memory—she can’t even remember her last name. Without an identity, she hides
—although thirty-five, she pretends to be twenty-eight, even to the refugee she falls in love with. But Sabine
wants to recover her identity. Despite gangs, bombings, riots, and spreading disease, she longs to return to a
family she has begun to recall—parents and brothers. Are they alive, surviving, in hiding as she is?
Do they await news, and hope to reconcile? Even in harrowing times, Sabine’s desires to belong and to be
loved pull her away from shelter.