Struggling at college and passed over by the only girl worth chasing, Johnny finds welcome distraction from small-town life in his strange and vivid dreams. When those dreams spill over into reality, he is left with a thousand questions, and a thousand arrows pointing to where he might find an answer.

Eight hundred miles away, Claire's idyllic lakeside exile is shattered by a mysterious stranger haunting her nightmares, and then her daily routines. She is promised that somebody else is coming, someone with whom she can share her experiences.

Johnny's crusade takes him to Switzerland, to where Claire is waiting, wanting the same kinds of answers. Who has brought them together, and what is it he is asking them to do?

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