Boetema suddenly develops the ability to astrally project to other worlds,
unintentionally possessing the bodies of people light years away. Inotu, her
inquisitive brother with a pension for trouble, finds himself on the run after
he's caught eavesdropping on an illegal business deal between small town
business tycoons and their cyborg bodyguard. When Boetema accidentally gets
someone hurt while in another girl's body, the siblings are forced to work
together to solve the problems they've created on their planet and others.
AFAR is a coming-of age fantasy tale about two siblings. Boetema can
astrally project, and her brother, Inotu, is forced to grow up when their
reckless parents leave to work as salt shepherds. Boetema is tasked with
figuring out why she dreams she's in other people's bodies, and in doing so,
makes matters worse on a planet hundreds of light years away. Inotu struggles to
become a confident and supportive brother while they've been left alone by their
parents. Poor, sleep-deprived, and on the run from a cyborg, the siblings work
together to overcome their own personal obstacles, making their way across the
desert to the thriving metropolis, Yopan.