Max Trader is a luthier, a maker of guitars. Johnny Devlin is chronically unemployed. Max is solitary, quite, responsible. Johnny is a lady-killer, a drunk, a charming loser. When they inexplicably wake up in each other's bodies, Johnny gleefully moves into Max's comfortable and stable exsistence, leaving Max to pick up the pieces of a life he had no part in breaking. Penniless, friendless, homeless, Max begins a journey that will take him beyond the streets of the city to an otherworld of dreams and spirit, where he must confront both the unscrupulous Johnny Devlin and his own deepest fears.