NANCY, PLEASE tells the story of Paul, a young, gifted, aimless Yale University student. Paul has just moved into an apartment girlfriend and is struggling to complete his dissertation before embarking on a career in academia. There’s just one snag: as Paul is unpacking his belongings, he discovers that something has been left behind. He will have to retrieve a book from his former roommate – the obstinate, casually sinister Nancy. Paul contacts Nancy, but she will not cooperate. She blithely thwarts Paul’s clumsy and increasingly frantic efforts to retrieve his book. What should be the simplest of errands becomes intolerably difficult. His annoyance turns to rage and then to obsession. As Paul becomes increasingly consumed with Nancy, he begins to unravel. His life will get much, much worse before it gets better.