Virgil First Raise wakes in a ditch on the hardscrabble plains of Montana, hungover and badly beaten. He returns home to his ranch on the reservation, only to find that his wife, Agnes, has left him. Worse, she's taken his beloved rifle.
Virgil sets out to town find her- or perhaps just the gun- beginning a hi-line odyssey of inebriated and possibly imagined intrigues in town with the mysterious 'Airplane Man', a beautiful barmaid, and two dangerous Men in Suits. Are they real? Or spirits guiding him away from his true path?
Virgil's quest brings him face-to-face with childhood memories of his beloved, lost brother Mose.