The book is a collection of poems dealing with various themes, emotions and mental states, the overarching, unifying idea being remoteness. There are both physical and mental distances that cant be either transgressed or trespassed. And there are unbridgeable distances that keep us away from things we desire, as well as from ourselves. There is also a sadness to distance that cant be overcome or understated, but can always be appreciated. Distance can imply either loss or serenity depending on the situations one finds oneself in. The poems aspire to highlight these ambivalences. Vasile Munteanu emigrated from Bucharest, Romania in 1972. He earned a B.A. and an M.A. degree in Literature from Oakland University in Michigan and a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture from State University of New York at Binghamton. He teaches Literature and Philosophy at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. He is the author of Godmaker, The Book of Aloneness, The Book of Remembrance, Chandala, The Unthought, Forgotten Words (Translations from the Romanian), The Book of Intentions, The Book of Insistence, The Book of Longing and The Book of Sorrow.