Played out against the background of today's instant communication via internet, this is a story of a woman who comes face to face with emotional and cultural questions when a chance meeting with a lover from her past reopens repressed feelings and exposes the scars of earlier wounds. Milagros, our heroine, is truly a "miracle" as her Spanish name implies, struggling to find her way in a world that is often alien and always gender-hostile. In an attempt to escape the machista environment of her native Mexico, she comes to the United States to study and eventually marries an American and settles down in Moggenbrunn, New York. There, in the gloom of endless winters and bone-chilling cold, she is slowly divested of her complacent cocoon of wife, mother and professional woman as she recounts and analyzes her roles, aspirations, and experiences to her virtual lover. In the end she discovers that betrayal can come in many unexpected levels, but hope and renewal are as constant as the sun of her beloved Tenochtitlán.