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David Morpheys and Lorraine Shanessey leave home for colleges north and south, one a grind college where David hopes to find glory in football, the other a warm weather school in Florida where Lorraine hopes to find the glamorous life of sorority parties. They find a missing person apart from one other. They miss their idyllic ten years growing up together in Hudson Park. They discover that distance is destiny. Over a month of holidays back home they face first a pregnancy and then a miscarriage of their shared fortunes. They leave home confirmed with their separation. The summer they convalesce together, tell of his March on Washington and her women's group witnessing the murder of nursing friends by state authorities. They tell their separate lives to make easier a second year to be apart. Over the seven years, 1969-1976, they share stories and stay apart. David travels the voyage of discovery west and the journey east. Lorraine suffers an abusive relationship, faces a frat board, and works in DC during the Watergate time. When David and Lorraine are far apart as a California grad school and a Florida law school, Lorraine calls for David to come rescue her. A final time they return home for good.