Animated by her fear of settling comfortably into the only kind of life she has seen, a young woman decides to pull up stakes and cast her fortunes to the wind. She intends to use the power of her sexuality to summon a handsome prince who will carry her off into the sunset. She succeeds but soon finds out that was the easy part.
For every ounce of venomous contempt in which she held the circumstances of her childhood, she finds a pound of shocking wonder at the miracles of a wider world. She must ultimately learn that people—herself included—are more than their simplest appearances suggest and cope with the most terrifying consequence of sex: love.