She was a chosen child, her adoptive parents said, and more dearly loved because of that. But beautiful, stubborn Julia has a obsessive need to know the story that had been enacted on the other side of the hospital crib from which they had taken her.
Like so many other unreasoned, deeply felt desires, Julia'ns particular obsession drove her away from security and familiar things to find the answer to her lifelong quest. In far away New Zealand, Julia walked in on a woman who, without forgetting, had none the less learned to live without her. Now Julia would have to learn to live without the fantasy that had dominated her entire life.