Artwork by Dustin Stanton
A graduate student, the poet Rene Sendam finds his eccentricities often alienate him from meaningful relationships. Rene is deeply troubled, yet full of love. He has lived a fantasy life of great wonder and beauty, and a real life of isolation and rejection. The story follows Rene’s relationships with three other students, including his relationship with Marie DiPierro, a free-spirit traumatized by her father's untimely death. Eventually, Rene's dream world begins to collide with his reality, leading to the question: who - or what - is Rene Sendam?