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An awkward but occasionally brilliant high school student named Gregg unwittingly finds himself in an alternate universe after a getting lost and drunk in his hometown of Chicago on his 18th birthday. Strange things that are apparently unobservable to everyone else begin happening to him, and he resolves to return to this universe in search of answers. But the answers are not comforting, and Gregg quickly discovers that an education is the least of his worries — or any of his classmates’, for that matter.