his daughter coughed herself to death and his wife left for
the city, Frank hid in their house. Even while riots captured
the downtown, smoke rose from the neighbourhood, and his water
was cut off, he refused to leave. With only a pool in his
basement and a huge bag of rice to survive, he is coming apart
as rapidly as his society.
goes down an alley to kill a dying cat and finds a child,
Kaela's need rescues him from the flames that reach out from
the increasingly dangerous city. To distract her from the
chaos, Frank tells her about an orderly main street, a library
and school, stores, and other impossible remnants of their
disintegrating society. Although his description sounds more
like a myth than reality, on the road they meet others like
themselves, dreamers searching for peace and security. Unfortunately,
there are also those who repay kindness with malice, and generosity
with greed, and Frank and Kaela's bond is tested in a world
without police and the rule of law.
and Kaela as they negotiate their deteriorating world. With
only their dreams of a better life to guide them, and their
love to hold them together, they look for a place worthy of
a child who has been burned before.