Zoe's not completely happy with the way her life has turned out but she's even less impressed with her death. She finds herself in a place of perpetual contentment and bureaucratic rules, designed for maximum serenity, administered by the pragmatic Angela. Most of the population enjoy their eternity with the aid of an elixir which ensures they forget their loved ones, but Zoe doesn't want to forget. She joins an underground resistance group and starts to explore the might-have-beens with an old lover. Zoe's instance on her right to absolute memory becomes more complex when her husband shows up.
Zoe finds herself wrestling with whether she could be herself without her memories, whether her right to make the wrong choice trumps the happiness of the whole society and what it would take to be happy for eternity.