Johnny, the local hero, has been flying bombing missions in the war Over There. When he suddenly returns home, broken, a shadow of his former self, people want to know the reason why. Piece by piece, his traumatic story emerges through the eyes of his younger sister, Lin, who's 14 (almost) and a bit of a punk. Bored with school and village life, her hum drum world is overturned when her brother sets up an anti-war protest in the local square that splits the community. Johnny's challenge to the powers that be provokes a violent reaction whilst the war gets alarmingly closer to home.