At sixteen, Davey Baker is almost the man his father wants him to be, and almost the child he was. When his parents are murdered and his family's farm "reclaimed," the community tries to bring him back to the club, the church, and his boarding school. But Davey is on a different path. One night he escapes from school and embarks on a harrowing journey across the continent, in search of something even he isn't sure of. At once haunting, dreamlike, and realistic, Unfeeling announces the arrival of a major new writer.