Aboard the LSS Prudentia, mid-generational space travelers must live a life of restrained feeling. The arts are a powerful tool to keep the populace content and diverted, but never emotionally compromised.
Susanna Plumpet believes strongly in her work for the Department of Suitability in Art and Entertainment. When she is stirred by an illicit collection of poetry, however, she is forced to question the mores that govern their transient society. And when a captivating neighbor reveals a secret hidden deep within the ship, she is compelled to make an impossible choice: her lifelong convictions or a desire for something new.