Can two friends reunite after a terrible accident?
The story centers on Ruofan, an orphaned factory worker in Shanghai, China. Enter Birdy, a young man with a severe speech impediment who speaks through bird calls. Birdy and Ruofan become beloved friends, as close as siblings, which makes living and working in a busy textile factory more endurable. When Ruofan is horribly injured, she is kicked out of the factory and forced to live on the streets. Can she survive on her own? Will she ever find Birdy again?