A century of climate change has disrupted any sense of a global order, tangling the notions of a developed and developing world. In orbit and nearing completion after half a century of construction is the Tevat, an interstellar ark designed to grant a few thousand believers the chance to start anew on a planet several lightyears away. Funded by the richest man to ever live, the journey will require generations of inhabitants, the initial citizens accepting that they will be sacrificing their descendants to a life aboard a spacecraft in which they can never leave.
The affluent and virtuous Pri Gosal is among those chosen believers. However, after sanctioned launches of passengers onto the Tevat are halted, Pri will be forced to discover just how far she is willing to go to in order to leave this planet behind.