A woman who has become famous for her social media posts travels around the world to meet her adoring fans, but finds herself overwhelmed by the new language and etiquette of what she calls "the portal." When existential threats--from climate change and economic precariousness to the rise of an unnamed dictator and an epidemic of loneliness--begin to loom, she posts her way deeper into the portal's void. Suddenly, two texts from her mother pierce the fray: "Something has gone wrong," and "How soon can you get here?" As real life and the portal collide, the woman confronts a world that seems to contain both goodness, empathy, and justice, and the lack thereof.
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