Charlie is abducted in the night by a foreign people who reawaken her to the possibility of something otherworldly, something beyond her oppressive life in Voia City. There is contact with alien life in the wilderness area beyond the city borders. But will the secrets that Charlie discovers put her sanity at risk? More
Charlie lives among the normative citizens of Voia City, but somehow she feels that she does not quite fit in. Voians who defy the tenets of the state religion known as Ereba are promptly arrested and relocated to the southern sector of the city as deviants, without warning or trial. Charlie has already defied Ereba by consuming an intoxicant known as blue mist, which allowed her a glimpse of contact with mysterious alien life forms. She has kept this defiance a secret, trying to live within the tenets of Ereba while haunted by the alien vision that she experienced under the influence of blue mist.
But when Charlie is abducted in the night by a foreign people who introduce her to the idea that these alien life forms are as real as any Voian citizen, she endures a conversion of faith that puts her very safety at risk. No longer able to adhere to Ereba, Charlie finds herself fighting for her sanity and her freedom in a world where difference is harshly punished.