An invitation from a dead man propels a Chicago plumber on a perilous journey from blue-collar America to the exotic Far East - and beyond into dangerous, uncharted territory. Andrew Mann's mundane existence ends the day he receives an astonishing communication from his jet-setting childhood friend, Clayton Smith. Over the years Clayton had sent Andy one postcard after another, chronicling his daring worldwide travels as well as his transformation into a cosmopolitan, successful artist in Hong Kong. Matters take a surreal turn when Clayton sends Andy an airplane ticket to Asia along with an invitation to his own funeral, dispatched shortly before his mysterious suicide. Set on an irrevocably life-changing course, the reluctant Chicagoan becomes entangled in Clayton's treasure hunt for the perfect textile, and exquisite fabric mapping the "Invisible World" that lies beyond our senses. The lines between the material world and the invisible one lose distinction on this challenging, circuitous quest, bringing Andy to the awe-inspiring vastness of Inner Mongolia...and the discovery of the strength and power within every man.
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