JACOBUS ROSE is a fifteen year-old of above-average intelligence who believes--as many fifteen year-olds do--that he has a below-average life.
School is populated with the usual bullies and unresponsive girls, and his parents' marriage seems to be imploding before his eyes. 'Maybe I was born into the wrong world, ' he thinks. Lured by his best friend, CONNOR, into a strange little house containing nothing but empty rooms and an oversized circuit breaker, he will discover that reality comes in a plural form, and that our choices create a continuous network of branching worlds, any of which is as 'real' as another.
A solo odyssey becomes a duo, then trio, quartet, and finally quintet, as Jacobus meets and allies with other space-time 'travelers' along the way: GORDON NIGHTSHADE, the veteran pilgrim and chief theorist; MOSES DeWITT, the alley cat with an old soul; JEMMA DOONE, a girl of many-worlds who becomes the main river home for Jacobus and his crew; and finally, his lost friend Connor, who just may have preferred an alternate universe to his own.
The question is: if they get home, will it be the same place they left?