Pat Peoples comes out of the "bad place" and moves back in with his parents. Pat has mental health problems and is in the midst of "apart time" with his wife, Nikki. The book follows Pat as he tries settle into his life outside of a psychiatric hospital and to reunite with Nikki by practicing "being kind not right". This is a fantastic book, similar to The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. As the story progresses, we find out why Pat was in the "bad place" and what happened between him and Nikki.