Life and love in Alaska, The Cheat. Francis labels herself as "fat and forty". How in the world she came to be living with the guitar player of a popular Alaska band is a wonder to her. Monte is a groupie magnet and Francis is waiting for him to tell her it's over. The text message she gets from him after getting home from a gig, sets off a major fight when Francis accuses Monte of being a cheat. She fully expects to be looking for another place to stay before the evening is over. What she doesn't expect is Monte's refusal to let her go.