Jadine thought the book was about horses. She did not expect to find in it an emotional haven. She lives in a depressing brick duplex in Toronto in the 1960's with her mother, her younger sister, and an aged aunt. Her Palestinian father has left them and Jadine rides her horse or reads books when she feels downcast. Jeremiah was a prophet in Jerusalem in 600 BC, when God's people were not listening and judgment was imminent. Jeremiah was called to warn them. Faithful for over forty miserable years of ministry, he failed to prevent the impending disaster. When the lives of the university student and the prophet intersect, they gift each other in strange and amazing ways.