Sachiko Hanai is an escort who specializes in teacher-student scenarios. One day, after an energetic tutoring session, Sachiko adjourns to a nearby cafe. An argument between two men escalates, and she is shot between the eyes. Miraculously only dazed, she grabs a mysterious cylinder from the cafe floor, thus making off with a clone of George W. Bush's finger. Sachiko discovers odd psychic abilities and begins imagining various theories of the universe and multivalent philosophical speculations. While she pursues arcane poststrucuturalist knowledge--and has intellectual intercourse with a political philosopher--a consortium of bad guys chase her in the hopes of recovering the cylinder.