‘You’re not a ten-ladies-in-five-nights tourist, all points on the gender spectrum. I’ve met those guys. They have soot for souls.’ —Bill Blood
Middle-aged American suburbanite Marc McAmbit looks fine on paper. Married to Marci for seventeen years. Two kids. Good job, nice house. But a lost love inhabits his mind, tormenting his nights spent drinking bourbon in the backyard. He can’t shake her.
He wants a restart, and to fulfill a boyhood dream to explore the world by going alone to Siem Reap, Cambodia. In a land of ancient temples he discovers forbidden zones filled with lost-love lookalikes. He becomes infatuated with a young woman who reminds him of his ex-girlfriend, and asks her a favor.
Through encounters both uproarious and sublime, from back alleys to temple tops, Marc journeys inward. A cast of eclectic characters helps him rethink his past and possibly remake his future—if he can avoid crossing lines that can’t be uncrossed.