Petty Officer Miguel Moiré serves aboard the mighty navy warship USS Johnny Good, where he has settled in to the same robotic cycle as everyone else around him—complain, work, complain, drink, sleep, repeat.
Over the course of a few days, Moiré has several encounters with a mysterious new shipmate, who advises him to drink less. Soon the petty officer finds himself forced to confront his alcoholism amid the day-to-day demands of being a sailor and a new consciousness of his own personal issues. Moiré’s self-awareness becomes impeccable as he reflects on social trends and his own persona. But if he doesn’t act soon, his heightened perception may not do much more than give him a front-row seat to his own self destruction.
Painting a vivid portrait of the life of a navy officer, this novella offers a look at the mind of an alcoholic attempting to function in society while maintaining an outward semblance of normalcy.