Midori Saito’s dream seems about to come true.
Too independent for Japanese society, Midori is a young woman who has always felt like a stranger in her native land.
So when she falls in love with Kevin, an American English teacher, she readily agrees to leave home and start a new life with him in San Francisco--as his fiancée. Kevin seems to be the perfect man.
That is, until he dumps her for his blonde ex-fiancée, whom Midori never even knew existed. Midori is left on her own, with just a smattering of fractured English, not much cash, and a fiancée visa set to expire in sixty days.
Unable to face the humiliation of telling her parents she’s been jilted, and not wanting to give up on her ˝American Dream,˝ Midori realizes she’s in for quite a challenge.
Her only hope is her new acquaintance (and potential landlord) Shinji, a successful San Francisco graphic artist and amateur moon gazer who fled Japan after a family tragedy.
And eventually, Midori surprises even herself as she proves she will do almost anything to hang on to her dream of a new life.