Mankind has eradicated war, poverty, and jobs. Robots now perform all work. Humans live free to strive for pure happiness and aesthetic perfection. Everyone except for Reid Rosales. Unhappy with joy, unfulfilled by satisfaction, in the throes of a creative slump, Reid longs for something–anything–to help him rise above the easy pleasures of humanity’s perfected society. Reid thinks he’s the only one, until he stumbles on Club 20c, a twentieth-century nostalgia club. There he finds his calling in the long-lost virtues of a harder life … but at what cost?