Alan Denman went to sleep in Antarctica, and woke washed up on the beach of a tropical island. He finds a cabin there, and meets a woman called Else.
She tells him that he's on Nowhere Island, and there's no way to contact the outside world. Alan stays with her, waiting for a ferry to come. But he can't help wondering: Who is Else? How did he get here from Antarctica? Why are his memories of the outside world fading by the day? And is the island real... or is he dreaming it, while he lies dying in the Antarctic cold?