Kenda, an unlikely heroine with a strange immunity, contends in a future world populated with virtual bears, twitching diseases, sympathetic furniture and mythological ass-kicking librarians.
An explosion releases a deadly spore that kills every tree on the planet. The printed word fades into obscurity before finally disappearing from all memory. Centuries later, an order of mythological women emerge from their self-imposed hiding into a world where metaphor is dead.
In a future where sunlight is measured, sidewalks charge user fees and you can be torn apart by virtual bears, the heroine, Kenda, is an everyman caught up in a future that has no past. Due to a faulty grid on the console embedded in her head, she is able to resist the lure of screens. Will it be enough to help her chart humanity’s new course?