Desperate for money, literary author Gordon Rushworth writes a romance novel and self-publishes it under a female alias. To his astonishment it becomes a mega-bestseller, sparking a feeding frenzy in New York publishing and hit-hungry Hollywood. Soon a gorgeous and ambitious young Manhattan agent, Jane Cooper, arrives in Gordon’s Vermont village hunting the mysterious “female” novelist, forcing him to concoct a crazy plan to conceal his identity—a plan that pitches him into an increasingly hilarious spiral of lies, lust and love.
Born on an isolated island surrounded by a vast sea, Isla feels alone with her questions of life’s meaning and purpose. Even her best friend Tomas does not look for answers beyond the shores of his known world. However, the arrival of a strange boatman changes the course of Isla’s destiny and her perspective on what is possible.