Jessica Kane and the Battle to Escape Her Destiny is a memoir about an innocent newborn who slowly, over time, contracts the misery of the people around her.
Jessica, once a prominent spirit in Heaven, decides to incarnate on Earth to save a particular lineage stricken with a curse that has spanned four generations of women. The curse is called The Curse of the Kays, named after Jessica’s great great grandmother, Leah Kay. The symptoms of the Kay Curse are: refusing to be happy, creating problems when there aren’t any, and running haphazardly in search of happily ever afters. But what people don’t realize, is that a long long time ago, the Kay women were ferocious hunters full of vitality, and they remained so until grocery stores and refrigerators were invented, at which point the Kay women lost their original purpose and no longer knew what the hell to do with themselves.
Up in heaven, Jessica thought if she could incarnate, she might be able to end the Curse of the Kays once and for all and revive the soul of these once vibrant women. Jessica convinces one of the most powerful (and cynical) guides in Heaven named Delroy to accompany her to Earth, so that she won’t forget her higher purpose and get sucked into The Curse. But unfortunately, Delroy was right: by the time Jessica is 5-years-old, she’s forgotten completely why she incarnated and succumbs almost immediately to the Curse of the Kays.
Jessica Kane and the Battle to Escape Her Destiny is narrated by a present-day Jessica, who takes readers through Jessica’s life up to the present, illustrating how exactly Jessica became influenced by the Kay women, most notoriously by her one-of-a-kind mother, and how, after a series of unusual circumstances, Jessica finally began to realize her true nature, and escape the Curse of the Kays, at least for the time being.