Alan is a middle-aged entrepreneur in contemporary
Toronto who has devoted himself to fixing up a house in a bohemian
neighborhood. This naturally brings him in contact with the house full of
students and layabouts next door, including a young woman who, in a moment of
stress, reveals to him that she has wings—wings, moreover, that grow back after
each attempt to cut them off.
Alan understands. He himself has a secret or two.
His father is a mountain, his mother is a washing machine, and among his brothers
are a set of Russian nesting dolls.
Now two of the three nesting dolls, Edward and
Frederick, are on his doorstep—well on their way to starvation because their
innermost member, George, has vanished. It appears that yet another brother,
Davey, whom Alan and his other siblings killed years ago, may have returned … bent
Under such circumstances it seems only reasonable
for Alan to involve himself with a visionary scheme to blanket Toronto with
free wireless Internet connectivity, a conspiracy spearheaded by a brilliant
technopunk who builds miracles of hardware from parts scavenged from the city’s
dumpsters. But Alan’s past won’t leave him alone—and Davey is only one of the
powers gunning for him and all his friends. Download and start listening now!