Apollo is an antiquarian book dealer married to Emma, an adventurous librarian. As he and Emma settle into their lives as new parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. At first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression, but then she commits a horrific act—beyond any parent’s comprehension—and vanishes, seemingly into thin air. Apollo’s search takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever.