Again alone at 35, and a job that does not fit, Jesse Fisher is worried that his best days have passed. But no matter how much buries her head in a book, life continues to draw Jesse back. So when his favorite teacher invites him to campus to speak at his retirement dinner offered at Jesse advantage of the unexpected opportunity. He is ready to face the nostalgia of seeing dining areas and rooms of the home, for parties and seminars poetry, but not for Zibby – a beautiful young, precocious lover of classical music, in her second year of college, which comes to lengthy discussions about the possibility and meaning. Zibby awakens feelings Jesse scary, but interesting, long-dormant, which they believed buried forever.