The world has grown hot and food scarce.
Joe and his family survive by scavenging items to sell from huge mountains of landfill. Their community's only escape from their difficult lives is listening to Joe's grandfather telling stories.
When a six-year-old girl is caught in an avalanche of waste, Joe must travel to the city that threw way the landfill mountains to find help for her.
During his journey, he discovers the truth behind the strange magic of storytelling... and encounters a danger more powerful than he could have imagined.
"The story changes every time I tell it. But it’s important, when you change the ending. It makes a difference to everything that came before."