John David California lives alone in the eye of the 21st century maelstrom, becalmed in a sea of irreverent facts and pop-culture obessions. But J.D hasn't always lived in the artificial calm of social media meta-existence. Behind him looms the wreckage of his true self: a broken relationship and a crippled masterwork. When a secret assignment from his boss forces him back into reality, he finds himself irresistibly drawn into re-engagement with other people. Following the unlikely trail, J.D traces the threads of meaning in the overwhelming rush of the digital life.