Seventeen-year-old Aes has lived his entire life in backwater-central, Horizon Banks, Nebraska. Where nothing new happens. Ever.
Until a couple of mysterious strangers show up.
Now the drowsy streets of his small town are vanishing, literally, before his eyes. And he's haunted by dreams about living another life, in another world. The hot-and-cold daughter of the mayor tries to stab him, but she doesn't know why. Not to mention the birds...
Whatever's going on, one thing's for sure, if Aes doesn't find a way out of his small town, it'll kill him.