Kate is not in a meaningful relationship. The last loving bond Kate had was with mother, who died a year ago.
Now Kate dreams of being a parent herself, and pouring all of her love into the tiny bundle of happiness that will her love unconditionally in return. Except without any partner to provide her with sperm, Kate takes matters into her own hands and decides upon a series of random encounters to get what she wants.
No one thinks this is a good idea; not her best friend, or her boss at the bookshop where she works ― not even June, one of her elderly customers. Because what they can see, and what Kate can’t, is that it isn’t a baby that she needs at all ― it’s something else entirely…