The alchemist Begg believed the drugs he created would guide people to the highest plane of existence. The junkie Roy was torn, trying to break free of his drug addiction. The Runorata Family executive Gustavo was irritated by a series of business failures. The Gandor Family executive Luck had a premonition of a conflict on the verge of flaring up. The girl Eve harbored a secret resolution to get revenge on the people who'd killed her older brother.
The immortal Elmer C. Albatross always wears a smile; he's a Smile Junkie who'll do whatever it takes for his happy ending. Three hundred years after the passengers of the Advena Avis parted ways, four of them have finally tracked him down in a village in Northern Europe. But the inhabitants of the village seem to be stuck in the past, fearing their visitors as 'demons.
The place: America. The year: 1931. The setting: the transcontinental express train known as the "Flying Pussyfoot." Aboard the train are a gang aiming to make some extra cash, a group of revolutionary terrorists trying to recapture their leader, and a pair of thieves looking to meet up with an old friend in New York City. But drunk on the excitement of their departure, no The place: America.