An accountant wakes from a lake accident and finds himself in a mysterious room containing clues from his past and an eerie book in which words spontaneously appear. Caleb fights to escape the room and get back to his life.
Eighteen-year-old Samuel lives in a rented room in the Tavern Motel and works at the local pipe factory. When he meets a girl at a bus stop and she doesn’t call him back, discontent burbles over in Samuel’s heart. Driven by disdain for his poor clothes and his cheap room, Samuel walks away from his life to find something better.
A hit man, a smoking dog, and a room full of dirty onion peels finally bring Samuel face to face with the parts of his life that he thought he had left behind.