Ushered out from his Stockton, California home by his
emotionally detached mother and her latest boyfriend, twelve year old Sebastien
Ranes must fend for himself and travel two thousand miles across the country.
He is on his way to live with his grandmother and sister in Pennsylvania. Along
the way, he will learn that sometimes caring, guidance and understanding can
come from some unlikely people.
Marcus, a fellow bus passenger, is a man who has been
neglected more by society than his family. As a young black ex-con, he is not
the epitome of the person most would pick as a chaperone for their child’s
cross country trip. Yet rather than be held apart by their differences, Marcus
and Sebastien are drawn together by the things that make us all alike.
Along the way, Marcus acts as both guide and protector, as Virgil
was to Dante and Jim to Huck Finn. Imparting his own style of wisdom, he shows
Sebastien that, despite the darker parts of the human condition, people can and
do care for one another.
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