When virtual reality causes the collapse of real society, interactions in artificial worlds are made illegal. An ex-virtual prostitute gone underground, an estranged politician's wife and a lonely software designer are each looking for the code to find love.
CHRISTIAN--a 21-year-old college student with a lot of friends and seemingly few problems lives the Epicurean philosophy that happiness means never suffering, and that the secret of life is to avoid all negative emotion. He manages this by avoiding all commitment and sleeping around with multiple suitors, making up for the fact that he was hurt by his summer fling MADDIE who he has completely avoided since summer. After his first semester as a Junior he heads back home for Winter Break along with all of his high school friends. While having flashbacks from his previous summer with MADDIE, he struggles with the idea of love and forgiveness.