Jaxie dreads going home. His mums dead. The old man bashes him without mercy, and he wishes he was an orphan. And then, in one terrible moment, his life is stripped to little more than what he can carry and how he can keep himself alive. Theres just one person left in the world who understands him and what he still dares to hope for. But to reach her hell have to cross the vast saltlands on a trek that only a dreamer or a fugitive would attempt.