Gregor, a teenaged boy, who is the lone survivor of his family, hides from the Germans during World War Two in a cave in the forest,
where he meets a mysterious stranger who saves his life; in the village, posing as a deaf-mute peasant boy;
and among the partisans of the Jewish resistance.
But where, he asks, is God hiding, and where can one find redemption in a world that God has abandoned?
This story, punctuated by themes of friendship, fear, sacrifice, and betrayal, takes us deep into the ghost-filled inner world of the survivor.