The story takes place in St. John's Newfoundland. These are the main characters to whom we are introduced one chapter at a time:
- Colleen, 17 year old aspiring eco-terrorist
- Frank, a lonely boy grieving the recent death of his mother and trying to protect the hotdog business that he worked so hard to buy
- Madeleine, Colleen's aunt and big time filmmaker working on her last, most glorious piece
- Beverly, Colleen's mother, still mourning her beloved husbandyears after he is gone
- Isobel, an aging actress who returns home to star in Madeleine's film
- Valentin, a reptilian psycho Russian criminal
This is not for fans of the plot-driven novel. Would I recommend it? You bet.