The graphic novel takes the narrative to a late 21st century world in which children are snatched from their families to work as cheap labor, water is scarce, and music has been coopted by corporations.  In it, three teen-aged urchins escape from their sweatshop prison, stumble upon the Pompeii-like remains of the early 21st century home of an influential music executive (Nigel, from the Redhand Guitar theatre piece), and, inspired and empowered by the music they find there, start a revolution, returning to the factory, a dry-docked shipping vessel, to liberate their fellow workers.

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Like the twentieth century musicians of Redhand Guitar, through their struggle, the one-time urchins find their voices and discover a song for which they will write the next verse.

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