Steven Townsend is a teenager who, after the death of his mother, feels lost and confused. He is expelled from his expensive school and is sent to California to spend time with his aunt to sort things out. On the airplane, a curious incident occurs and he finds himself inexplicably floating in the ink black sky. He lands in a field where he is picked up by a pink taxi. The driver tells him he needs to get to a place called Iida.
So begins Steven’s journey. All he knows is to get back home he somehow needs to get to this place called Iida. He heads off encountering characters, dangers and incredible experiences and in each encounter he picks up a piece of wisdom that will change him forever. Eventually, he finds the way to Iida, and what he finds there is more than he could ever have imagined.