In April 2013, Karin Konoval travelled by train to New Orleans for a four-month film shoot. While this story isn’t about the film, the fact that she was portraying an orangutan in it laid the path, in a unique way, for her personal journey beyond the work. On Constance is Karin’s memoir of this journey to and through the remarkable city of New Orleans, finding resonance and ultimately joy . . . in the most unexpected encounters and unlikely places.