Alden Dennis Weer, an embittered old man living in a small mid-western town,half-awake and half-dreaming, wanders through the corridors of his life and memory. He summons up the relatives and lovers who made up his past and who will influence his future. Through the mysteries of their deaths and the tales of their lives, there are strange and eerie truths – about the Petrified Man, Fin MacCool’s Cat, the ghost in the orange juice factory and the stone pillow…A mythic vision of fantasy? A ghost story? Or a manual to put one in touch with the magical reality that lies just below the surface of everyday life…