"By all accounts, he's a failure. An academic who lacks the respect of his students and peers, an obscure author who hasn't published a word in nearly a decade, a dreamer who lives alone except for a cat and a telescope, a man whose very shyness keeps him isolated and yearning.
"But tonight he decides to do something different. Tonight he decides to find some sort of solution. Tonight he will change the course of his life, because tonight he chooses the unknown. And on the other side of the night and his choice, a woman awaits."