At ten years of age, Dawn is abducted from her foster placed with the owner of a seedy Texas strip club.
She is raised on bar food, mystery novels, and hard work. The motley group of inhabitants provides a practical and eclectic education, and plenty of entertainment.
When the club burns down, Dawn embarks on an odyssey.
She rambles across the United States searching for her mother and hoping to find a home. With no money, no family, and no connections, she has only her wits and luck to overcome the obstacles that await her.
Ithaca is the story of her journey.