The story is about Petro, a thirteen-year-old boy who has to deal with a school bully every day after school. His mother and father are both alcoholics, and he feels unloved by them. He rides his sisteras hand-me-down bike, and he has never made the summer baseball team and feels he has no friends. To his surprise, he finally makes the summer baseball team at which time he meets Susej. Petro and Susej become close friends. Susej changes Petroas life forever. Petro has some difficulty understanding his new friend. Petro wonders why Susej knows so much about him, and when he questions him, Susej replies that his father tells him everything. Susej tells Petro that his father is everywhere. Petro thinks Susejas father is an over-the-road truck driver. On the final day when Susej leaves, Petro discovers the truth.