El realizes Friday night is not the time to learn you no longer have a job, home, car, or significant other.
Having followed her aunt, an anti-war radical from the 60s, to Berkeley and San Francisco, El helped create and build a successful business in the dotcom world of 2002. Her success didn’t come without sacrifices, though, as the Christian beliefs she grew up with took a back seat in her new world.
Losing her job, her boyfriend, and her home at 32, she’s devastated but determined to move on. She learns her aunt, her only living relative, has died, and she needs to return to New Mexico to settle her aunt’s estate. While her small hometown has changed little during her time away, she soon discovers her aunt, and even the bad-boy she dated in high school, are not who she thought they were.
But this is only the beginning. The unraveling of her family’s history, the hauntings of her past relationships, and the lies and secrets she uncovers cause her to question any who have professed their love for her. Everywhere she turns she finds more questions, but even when they’re promised, the answers are elusive. In the end, she must decide if love is a reality or only an illusion.