Akeli lives in a village of tethered balloons and airships far above the unlivable surface of the Earth, but under the cruel thumb of her uncle.
Her baby girl fell down to Earth a year ago. An airship full of sailors docks and her uncle demands Akeli get a new baby for the good of the clan.
Her cousins know all about wooing men. They always outshine quiet Akeli. But not today.
A familiar story of village life in a most unfamiliar village.