With his father missing on the battlefields of Europe, his mother dead from cancer, and the bank days away from foreclosing on the family farm, Johnny finds himself destined for an orphanage. Unable to accept his father is dead, and refusing to go to the orphanage, Johnny flees into the woods, where the voice of an old man lures him to an abandoned farm.
Here he meets Charles Haddes, a fly-laden spirit with an unbelievable story about a town just a mere two day walk thru the Goonberry Gulch Woods, a town not on any map, a town inhabited by the walking dead.
“…if yuh wanna know about yer Pa, yuh gotta go up to Limbo. Pray that he ain’t there, but look anyways. If yuh don’t see him, then yuh ain’t no orphan.
If yuh do see him, than at least yuh’ll know…”"