Kate has always been a wanderer. A well-published author, married several times, she has lived a life full of exploration. Now, as she begins to feel the first ravages of age, she wants to find a sense of meaning in her life. She leaves her lover Yolo on a journey down the Colorado river - a journey that will force her to re-explore her own past and her future, and her connection to the real world. On her travels she meets shamans and the mysterious spiritual world of the native Indian. Yolo too begins his own journey as he travels to Hawaii and meets a former lover whose life is being destroyed by the excesses of American society. As Kate and Yolo gain shifting insights into their own lives and the world around them, will their paths diverge or will their journeys lead back to each other? Written with Alice Walker's flawless and passionate prose, this is a beautiful and moving story of love, nature and the desire to find meaning in life.