Aldwin Parker is an outcast in his town, his school, even his home, and he makes an unbelievable mistake by attending his first high school party. (Oh, yes, it's incredibly vague, but the story is better than this I swear.)
In a small town trust is easy to preserve and live by but when a stranger comes to town and a little girl goes missing into the woods and only comes out caked in mud and blood. Does she earn a padded room or compassion?
Han, a twenty-one year old college dropout, wanders around Beijing after losing his roommate in a car crash. He walks through the red city, finding something, or someone, that can make him whole again.