Welcome to Templar, Arizona. Ben Kowalski is a recent transplant from Yakima, Washington, a writer for a local alternative paper, and a dedicated hermit. In two months in Templar, his only friendships so far have been forced upon him: The acquaintance of a kindergartner named Zoradysis, and the determined attentions of his overbearing and flamboyantly obscene neighbor, Reagan. He needs to get out more, and he's gonna. Whether he likes it or not.