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While on a vacation in the Lake District, England, Florence Hamilton meets Lance Ramsey, and immediately events take a mysterious turn. To her astonishment, Florence's second-hand camera takes photos of events - some serene and some shockingly disturbing - that are radically different from the scene before her. The mystery intensifies when Lance shows Florence a remote, uninhabited house deep in the countryside. As the initial attraction between Florence and Lance matures and as further mysterious events follow, disparate in nature and dispersed geographically, the two start to question both if there is a larger connection between these events, and if the nature of time is beyond a linear understanding.
The complacent Maximillian Dreyfuss, head of a recently formed online university, was pleased, amongst other things, with the name “‘P.U.N.C.H.’” – an acronym for ‘”Posting University Network Courses Here’” – thought up by Letty from the Religious Studies Department, with whom he'd been enjoying a brief affair at that time. “Punch” also refers to the alcohol served in the occasional P.U.N.C.H. parties on campus, as well as the emotional and sometimes physical blows Maximillian delivers to those around him. All was going well in the P.U.N.C.H. empire, with increasing numbers of online classes and eager students each semester, but then events take a surprising plunge and no virtual stone is left unturned in this insightful and humorous send-up of academic life on the web.