The story is about a 20ish photography student who is beginning to get her work published. She favors outcast girls and is developing a series of photos about skatergirls in her neighborhood. Nadja spends her days shooting pictures, rarely goes to her classes, and spends her nights at incredibly loud techno clubs where she sweats, dances, flirts, and occasionally hooks up with people. She meets Darius "two minutes past his 20th birthday" and is immediately attracted to his messy hair and semi-shy demeanor. They begin their relationship slower than she'd like, but it soon builds to one of those passionate affairs that seem perfectly reasonable if you're 20 and have few responsibilities.