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After twenty-five years in the United States, Cal, an immigrant, loses his home and all personal documents and keepsakes from his childhood to a wildfire. Shortly thereafter, his marriage breaks apart and leaves him without witness to the years spent in the New World. The novel follows Cal on his travels across the country as he tries to reconnect with lost loves, discarded friends, and estranged mentors. A meditation on belonging, identity, memory, and on the stories we tell ourselves and others about who we were and who we have become, by the award-winning author of Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone and The Staked Plains.