“Every man for himself and God against all” became the mantra of Homer V. Innes after the Great Recession killed his job. Aggrieved by his loss of status as a college-educated, white-collar man, he is about to learn what loss really looks like. Successive catastrophes rob him of nearly everything and plunge him into a spiral of despair and homelessness. So begins his epic journey through the gritty underbelly of Southern California as he searches for his missing son and tries to rebuild his life. His long, strange trip takes him across a Los Angeles that is both familiar and foreign, tragic and comic: In the course of his misadventures, he encounters a diverse and eccentric cast of urban characters, from the homeless on Skid Row, to runaways, drag queens, porn stars, and hookers, all of whom contribute to his ultimate epiphany as he seeks a place in the world and a new meaning for his life.