This stunning novel of friendship, guilt, and madness tells the story of two friends torn apart by a terrible secretand the dark adventure that neither of them ever meant to embark upon. Its been ten years since the incident, and Adam has long decided hes better off without his former best friend, Thomas. Adam is working as a tutor, sleeping with the mother of a student, spending lonely nights looking up his ex-girlfriend on Facebook, and pretending that he has some more meaningful plan for an adult life. But when he receives an email from Thomas mother begging for his help, he finds himself drawn back into his old friends world and to the past hes tried so desperately to forget. As Adam embarks upon a magnificently strange and unlikely journey, Ben Dolnick spins a tale of spiritual reckoning, of search and escape, of longing, and of reaching for redemptiona tale of near hallucinatory power.