The omission of a single character in the surname of her forbearers provokes transatlantic yearnings in already restless language teacher Sharon Kerenstein. It presents a modern tale of trying to juxtapose a need for making sense of the past with the inevitable yearning for a better future. Are we doomed to merely become the fruit of those who preceded us, or do we have at hand the capability of shaping our own destiny? Is it indeed true that we are nothing more than the sum of those people, places and events which have shaped our past, far removed from any chance for betterment in real time? Reveries and experimental syntax abound as we follow Sharon on a journey filled with surprise and unexpected self-discovery.