Ever since Will's parents split up, his father has been acting strangely. Late one night Will and his older brother run away from home, and the two begin a three-day journey that takes them into the heart of Accomack Creek, a narrow strip of woodland in suburban Virginia. They sleep during the days and hike by night, getting closer to the goal: their father's new house. Chased by a teacher from their school, encountering tough kids and drifters, and eating squirrels to appease their hunger, the brothers have almost made it when Will decides to strike out on his own for the last leg of the journey. What he finds at the end is not what he expected, but it is a new beginning. This is one boy's funny, heart-wrenching, and satisfying story of coming to terms with himself and his changing family.