Stranded in extreme South Jersey where muskrats outnumber inhabitants, I spend my early adult years convinced that my existence is cursed. After all, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded on my thirteenth birthday. Who can blame Neil for escaping to the glamorous city of Trenton? Will he place a restraining order against my obsessive friend Vanessa like a previous boyfriend had? (I certainly should.) Can the geographical and emotional distance prevent him from falling into my doom-ridden web? Unfortunately, no.