Kimberly Thatcher wasn't an English teacher. She wasn't a poet. She wasn't an adventurer. Now she wasn't even a fiancée. But when one of her fellow non-Japanese colleagues tried to make her a victim, she said no.
In Japan on a one-year teaching contract at a private English language school, and with her troubled relationship far behind her in London, Kimberly set out to make new friends. She would soon discover the darker side of travelling alone - and people's true intentions.
As she came to question the nature of all those around her - and herself - Kimberly was forced to embark on a soul-searching journey into emptiness. What came next after you looked into the abyss? Could Kimberly overcome the trauma - of sexual assault and pregnancy loss - blocking her path to personal enlightenment along the way, and forge a new identity in a journey of-
Death. Cremation. Rebirth.