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In an engaging atmosphere, its simultaneously down to earth and dreamy characters find moonstruck moments of transcendent truth in the midst of chaos and uncertainty.
The novel's early chapters define the home life of its central character, the disenfranchised but nevertheless idealistic princess Leigh-Cheri. Her misadventures as a pregnant teenage cheerleader in a Seattle university, and as the daughter of self-absorbed royalty in exile, are described in detail that at times resembles elements of fairy tale and romance. Leigh-Cheri's idealistically activist life changes in drastic and unexpected ways when she flies to Hawaii to attend a conference of environmental activists called the Care Fest.
While there, she encounters Bernard Mickey Wrangle, a self-described outlaw bomber who comes to Hawaii with the intent of bombing the Care Fest, which he sees as hypocritical, but instead bombs a convention of UFO observers. He is observed planting his bombs by Leigh-Cheri's chaperone, the elderly Gulietta, who later points him out.
Leigh-Cheri, angry at the Care Fest having been disrupted by the bombing even though it was another conference that was actually bombed attempts to place Bernard under citizen's arrest, but instead falls into both love and lust with him, continuing to see him in spite of learning that he has an extensive criminal past. This past eventually catches up with him, and he's put in jail for a period of several months. Leigh-Cheri, in an act of love and solidarity, imposes imprisonment on herself, locks herself into the attic of her parents' home, and recreates the conditions of Bernard's imprisonment, as closely as possible, for herself.
During the several months of her self-imposed incarceration, Leigh-Cheri spends a great deal of time contemplating a pack of Camel cigarettes, a duplicate of the package Bernard has in his cell this information is passed to her by Bernard's lawyer, Nina.
She takes him home to meet her parents, but after Bernard accidentally murders Queen Tilli's pet lapdog, he slips out in disgrace. Soon after, his outlaw past catches up with him, and he is taken back to prison.
In solidarity, Leigh-Cheri transforms her attic bedroom into a copy of Bernard's prison cell, leaving her alone with only a bed, a lamp, and a package of Camel cigarettes. While contemplating the Camels, Leigh-Cheri deciphers a secret message, which she believes is from a line of red-haired Argonians.
Bernard learns of Leigh-Cheri's self-imposed exile, since it has drawn media coverage and led to many other people locking themselves away in attics for their lost loves. Bernard hears this news in prison, and sends Leigh-Cheri a scathing letter denouncing her practices. After a revolution in the homeland, Gulietta is crowned the queen they had wanted Leigh-Cheri, but after the whole attic incident, thought her too flaky and Leigh-Cheri leaves her attic exile and agrees to marry the handsome, wealthy Prince A'ben Fizel, on the condition that he will build her a pyramid as a wedding gift.
A'ben Fizel suspects that Leigh-Cheri still loves Bernard and sets spies to follow her. While exploring the completed pyramid the night before the wedding, Leigh-Cheri discovered Bernard, alive, preparing to set up dynamite to destroy the pyramid.
While the two reconcile, A'ben Fizel seals the pyramid, trapping the lovers inside, and announces to the world that the princess has been kidnapped. In the meantime, Bernard and Leigh-Cheri, trapped in the pyramid, are living on wedding cake and champagne while they discuss the pyramids, redheads, the moon, and the Argonian message on the box of Camel cigarettes.
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