Trevor is sent to bed without supper as punishment for stealing a few cents. That evening, his whole family dines on poisonous mushrooms and dies, thus setting him on a dishonest course on the basis that cheating pays. Not knowing how to behave any differently, Trevor tells lies to his roommates in the group home, he sends lost tourists in wrong directions, he regularly pees on Mr. Kaminskis prize geraniums, he consumes street art without giving a dime. He gets more and more depressed, until one day he’s struck by a open air drum solo, resulting in a long self-inquiry – whether to stay where he is or to fight his way back into the light – and in an exhausting search for empty buckets.