What if the world's most popular vampire romance series became a force of reckoning for the women and girls who worship its interpretation of "True Love?" Based on the wild, popular and often extreme reaction to the "Twilight" series of books, When Dawn Breaks, So Too, Shall You is a fictional telling of the craze's causes and effects.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - 10 years after the Twilyte Craze descends upon the Earth.
Girls who obsessed over author Stephanie Mayer's Twilyte series a decade ago are now grown women. They are now in the world, as adults, seeking their own relationships - all of them "Bella Swaan"s desperately searching for their own "Edward Cullin" - no matter the toll on their lives and well-being. Battered women's shelters have popped up everywhere. Their populations have ballooned.
Emily "Emily K" Kesselman, a 30-something woman living in South Philly, was once an artist and is now a clerk at the local branch of the Miriam's Shield Center for the Well-Being of Women. Driven by the memory of a sister's fate, she records the endless stream of cases that enter through the shelter doors:
- Girls who are brutally abused by their "true loves."
- Daughters of mothers who were crushed by the men they mistakenly thought would be their "inhumanly beautiful and protective other half."
- Women who endlessly menace the night streets, driven insane by a man they thought would "complete" them.