For Fin, it’s just like any other day – racing for the school bus, bluffing his way through class and trying to remain cool in front of the most sophisticated girl in his universe, Lucy. Only it’s not like any other day because, on the other side of the world, nuclear missiles are being detonated with unimaginable consequences. When Fin wakes up the next morning, it’s dark, bitterly cold and snow is falling. There’s no internet, no phone, no TV, no power and no parents. Nothing Fin’s learnt in high school could have prepared him for this.
With his parents missing and dwindling food and water supplies, Fin and his younger brother Max must find a way to survive … on their own. When things are at their most desperate, where can you go for help? As the weeks roll into months, Fin knows that the only way for him and his brother to survive is to team up with classmates Noll and Lucy and head to the city.
Leaving all that is familiar, they begin the terrifying journey through a landscape that is now unrecognisable. As they approach the outer suburbs of Sydney, they are shocked to find barricades blocking the road, separating those who will be provided with food and resources from those who will not. If the four are to survive this nuclear winter, they must somehow cross the border and become refugees in their own country.