This is the story of a family as they struggle to survive in present-day Syria, seen through the eyes of a boy with a remarkable mind. Adam describes with unflinching accuracy the disintegrating world around him. Yasmine, his beautiful sister, tries to protect him, even as her own life is put in danger.
When the war between government and rebel forces tears their lives apart, Adam and Yasmine become refugees, escaping Aleppo and heading out into the ruined country towards sanctuary. Along the way, they encounter ever-present danger and temptation on this shattered road to Damascus.