The first time Hank sees her, he knows he's in love. It's perfect. But as he gets ready to head off to college, delusions of grandeur begin to haunt him. Can Hank balance his lust for power with his love for the girl of his dreams, or will temptation destroy a bright young romance? Set in the rugged mountains and brilliant cities of Northern California, The Distance is part romance, part coming-of-age, part adventure. It takes a deep look at love, ego, and the undeniable allure of power in a ruthless yet beautiful world.