Don Porter leads a double life. To his Chicago bar buddies, he’s simply Don, a weathered veteran whose gambling debt is out of control. To the world, he’s D.A. Porter, the reclusive author of one of the most influential books written in the past half-century, Song of the Leafbird.
Don’s agent Mitch is desperate to revive his book and bring them both back from the edge of bankruptcy. The release of the book’s 50th Anniversary edition in Portland, Oregon promises redemption. Struggling with the guilt of a life mostly squandered, Don hits the road where he experiences a shared humanity in the strangers he encounters as he tries to recall the voice that once defined a generation.