In 17 intimate essays, poet Molly McCully Brown explores living within and beyond the limits of a body—in her case, one shaped since birth by cerebral palsy, a permanent and often painful movement disorder. In spite of—in response to—physical constraints, Brown leads a peripatetic life: the essays comprise a vivid travelogue set throughout the United States and Europe, ranging from the rural American South of her childhood to the cobblestoned streets of Bologna, Italy. Moving between these locales and others, Brown constellates the subjects that define her inside and out.
Angel's life is out of control. The streets are the only source of income for this lonely teenager and drugs are her only form of escape. Until one night when Brian, a club owner, saves her from a violent and unprovoked attack. Could he really be her knight in shining armour?