The book is divided into six sections, each preceded by an epigraph, taken either from the respective section or from another author:
- The Different Rules of Summer
"The problem with my life was that it was someone else's idea."
- Sparrows Falling from the Sky
When I was a boy, I used to wake up thinking that the world was ending.
- The End of Summer
"Do you remember the summer of the rain..... You must let everything fall that wants to fall." — Karen Fiser
- Letters on a Page
"There are some words I'll never learn to spell."
- Remember the Rain
"turning the pages patiently in search of meanings" — W.S. Merwin
- All the Secrets of the Universe
"Through all of youth I was looking for you without knowing what I was looking for." — W.S. Merwin