NINETEEN-YEAR-OLD JULIE NORWOOD is already grieving and hallucinating and lost in her own bad dreams when she discovers a bundle of letters nearly 200 years old hidden in a beautifully painted old rosewood box. Letters written to Mary Shelley and signed─Your Demon. The letters pull Julie out toward the deepest unknown seas of herself, far from the shore of all she knows, tempting her to follow the paper trail in search of the miraculous Immortal Being. Because she’s not only drawn to the stunning mystery of the Demon. Since seeking the advice of Griffin Digger, the maverick Director of the Hall of Tribal People at the Museum of Natural History, now she’s running away from love and desire.