An ambitious young stock trader makes a deal with his own future that carries him through the rough seas of finance politics, but at a terrible cost. Imagine this strange tale as The Butterfly Effect meets Wall Street.
The year is 1995. Huang, an ambitious young trader, finally earns his wings as a college friend recommends him for a position at a new bank in downtown Taipei. Just as he is diving into the contentious and dangerously political world of high finance, Huang has a terrifying encounter: inside a convenience store, he runs into one of his best friends from high school, who died several years before.
Huang’s friend informs him that he comes from a parallel dimension situated three months in the future, in which life mostly runs the way it does here. He offers Huang information about his own future, which Huang may use to his advantage; the catch is that whenever Huang does so, some physical part of his world disappears instantly.
As Huang’s meteoric rise through the financial ranks ends up on a collision course with his rapidly deteriorating future, and he becomes desperate for a way to turn back the clock, the immediate present spirals out of control. In a fantastic tale that reads like The Butterfly Effect on Wall Street, the reader finds himself slipping away from the boundaries of reality as the protagonist descends into a chaos of his own making.