The glistening trail of a reticent snail journeys from the chaos and cacophony of a city to the unsettling stillness of an urban wilderness. Equipped with an empathetic gaze, the traveller-narrator captures the minutiae of everyday life: the forms, shadows and textures that remain hidden in plain sight. The ordinary and the familiar blur into the unexpected and the uncanny. Drifting in and out of the pages is a solitary voice that is, in turn, poetic and provocative. Shifting between registers of the private and the public, it speaks of dreams and fears, of conflict and closure and ends on a tentative note of hope.