Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day
of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed in a fate worse than death ---
a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and
nose. He remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life
through strange dreams and memories, unable to distinguish whether he is
awake or dreaming. He remains frustrated by his situation, until one
day when Joe discovers a unique way to communicate with his caregivers.