A lifetime of following the very unusual,
wanting to escape sneering neighbors,
graduation seems as far away as the stars…
Outcasts in their odd California desert town, teens Delta and Bee try to keep folks from realizing that Dad stepped into a different dimension a few weeks ago, not just off on another esoteric research trip.
Their house on the outskirts of Darling truly has a mind of its own, and the sisters won’t open the hall closet door, hoping Dad will walk back through someday soon.
When a meteor or plane or something crashes into their woods one night, Delta ventures out and finds a boy covered with moving tattoos – but who could have survived this?
Maybe Starling is a boy, but more likely not. If they can’t find the object he needs to return home, can he survive here?
If Del’s sort-of-boyfriend finds out about Starling and tells his dad the mayor…. oh no!
Recounted from Delta’s and Starling’s perspectives, this tale of disconnection, love, and loss brings the distant near.
What makes a place ‘home’ for you?