This short chapter serves as the book’s introduction. Beginning with the trope of Anne Frank’s secret annex and with that of the reader, it discovers that the space of self-enclosure can be read like a book with pages missing and new pages inserted that treat past time as pastime. This begins the narrative of finding replacement parts for a past that ghosts influence where causal links have long-since disappeared. A homeland is fictionally cited/sited/sighted from which nothing and no one can firmly derive any real sense of origin. Thus, begins a major theme in the book regarding the inauthenticity and possible irrelevance of origins. This puts history on notice, as it does logical thought and its various delivery systems.