|Our hero is saved. His mind is not. After experiencing what he has experienced one does not bounce back quite easily. As such, he is left to rest after arriving at the hiding place while we meet several new people and get to know how their daily lives progress. Quite badly, it would seem. There's little hope in this desolate place and even less direction but they do try to cope with it in various ways, be it humor or other, more sordid, means of distraction.