"If you push your luck, expect it to push back. That's what my Grandma Beasley used to say. And she was right. I had it illustrated to me ten days ago, and again on this frigid October night in the middle of Nowhere, Kansas."
So begins the journey of twenty-five year old Jason Beasley, a Synesthete-- his brain merges his senses in a way that allows him to see words and images before him as if on a Plexiglas screen.
When he leaves his mother's house for the last time, along with her pious and overbearing preacher boyfriend, his journey takes him to an old barn laboratory in Coffeyville Kansas, which holds much more than some mad scientist's forgotten notebooks.
He is about to discover, literally, a new reality, and that the research Professor Pritchard has done will lead him to the life he didn't know he was missing. If he could only get used to all the differences; starting with the fact that his own gender has changed.