Amran Hamdan lives in Kehulu, a village so much in abundance it defies logic. For twenty-five years, Amran's father, Kehulu's de facto chief, rejects every newcomer to the village, prompting a nasty rumor to circulate among neighboring villagers. "Too many residents would burst the secret bubble," one said. What is the secret? Amran finds out, to his horror, that he had inherited a legacy so dreadful it made him wish that his father would just kill him. Just seventeen at the time, Amran rejects the legacy, having not seen a ghost in his life, what more sustain one. There is a price to pay for his rejection, causing Amran's father his life.
But that is not the end of everything.