Adam Baker, an eco-farming consultant, is separated from his wife, lonely, estranged from his family . . . totally miserable. Walking on a deserted beach, he meets Selph, a precocious, overweight, wisecracking, sloppily dressed teenager, who appears out of nowhere and claims to be his long-sought spiritual teacher. Wanting to get Adam’s attention, Selph brings a long-dead seabird back to life. Thus begins this funny, insightful, dramatic, and fast-paced adventure about the meaning of life.