By age seventeen, Colton Andreassen had lost both of his parents. Growing up in Hawaii, he had a traumatizing relationship with his mother and had a distanced connection with his father. The damage of his life is about to predicate a life of pain and misery. That is, if nothing is done to heal the wounds. His father, right before he passes, bestows upon Colton a dying wish: travel by train from Portland, Oregon to Devil's Lake, North Dakota. What ensues is an unforgettable journey that encompasses the magic and beauty of the West. As the sleeper progresses deeper into the heart of America, Colton must confront the past and go within. This is an adventure full of unusual circumstances and vibrant characters. A coming of age story for all generations.