When Paul Panepinto finds out that his boss is stealing from their Tampa company’s 401(k) plan, he has to make a decision: try to stop the criminal at the risk of losing his own job, or keep his mouth shut and try to live with himself.
Because of her sexual orientation, Jana Odessi loses her child care job. It's not until she is halfway across the country on a road trip with her partner that she realizes she must return to her home in Connecticut and find resolution for a court case that almost wasn't.
After a bereavement-related mental health breakdown in London, Martine Brown returns to Seattle. She hopes to recover her mental health by re-visiting old haunts, but the plan quickly unravels. Can new friends help her plan succeed? Each chapter is a day in her November 2013 stay. Between her chapters are short stories about the dark pasts of Seattle's Japanese American and other minorities.