At seventeen, here's what I know: a boyfriend falls desperately in love. It's an affliction. He tells you he loves you, how much it's hurting him. Then he kisses you passionately. It would be best if it finished there... Erica, seventeen, is in her last year of high school. Donny, forty-two, is everywhere: in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents' spare room. He's intense and passionate, but also violent and emotionally unstable. This is the story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man -- and a cautionary tale about blindly accepting the traditional narratives of love.