Misconception: A Novel : Cedar Rivers is on a strange errand. An MD sidelined into the world of the first dot-com boom, he has come to upstate New York to meet a woman he hasn't seen in twenty years. Then a Chuck Taylor-shod proto-Goth with chipped black nail polish, Kat is now a literary up-and-comer who has summoned Cedar to vet her memoir - an account of the summer they were sweethearts. As if that weren't enough, she's written parts of it from his point of view. Through an intense weekend in a snowed-in motel room, Cedar relives his most painful memories, and the unintended consequences of first love and bad judgment.