Welcome to Lantham County, your safe-haven from the pain and uncertainty of the ever-growing economic crisis. Thanks to the revolutionary developments at the Dr. Julius Ellis Lantham Institution, you will want for nothing as you live comfortably and securely in our guaranteed family-safe neighbourhoods. Lantham, a place for everyone! And everyone in their place...Dotan Abbott has spent the past five years as inmate 001014126. His crime? Being orphaned as a teenager in a world where everyone needs a proper place to belong. Now on his twentieth birthday, Dotan enters into a new role within the Institution known as the Freakhouse. In here, all adult inmates contribute to the greater good of society by assisting medical research as test subjects. While it isn't the best birthday present, it is an initiation that will bring him closer to his friends and roommates, making him a Freak just like the rest of them. But an unexpected encounter from his past leaves Dotan to reconsider where he truly belongs.