In a period not too distant from the present, America is devastated by internal struggles and extreme natural phenomena, making infertile soils and polluted waters. Seeds do not burst like in the old days, and resources are almost exhausted. This leads to extreme measures the government has to impose, and people are valued according to productivity, those who do not provide the expected return are deported. Noah is one of the agencies dealing with people’s assessments, but his most recent report is deliberately delayed by him because he has a farmer and his child attached to it. But his delay puts life at risk for both of them and the two.