A novel about coming of age in a dystopian world of the very near future. A future that is mere decades away. A future ravaged by climate change and savaged by modern civilization. Can young love and young lovers survive? Can our civilization survive? Is survival a blessing or a curse? This is the story of James Mendez and his first love, Anna. Born the only son of one of the world’s richest men; will his wealth even matter, as he grows up in a world that is turning upside down? What is money anyway, when measured against one’s first true love? What will become of James and Anna, as humanity confronts unprecedented changes and existential threats?