23 year old Jessica Anne Khalid, alone and penniless through no fault of her own, thought she had reached the nadir of her miserable life, but within 48 hours things will go from bad to worse. In the face of adversity she summons up the courage to take back control, abandoning what little she has left,
including her identity, and sets out to seek a better life.
In a different part of the country, lonely widower and retired army officer Peter Jeffries, stricken by grief and racked with guilt, contemplates his limited future alone.
When their paths cross, she recognises a kindred spirit, he, his last chance to make amends, and together they discover the true meaning of unconditional love.
"we're only immortal for a limited time"
– Neal Peart