250 years in the future, John, who has no last name, sets out on a journey into homelessness. The Book of Nothing chronicles his meetings with unusual people, and the spiritual wisdom he gains from them as he makes his way toward the City of Sorrow: the last, lonely bastion of the old city-culture of earth. There, he meets with events that bring him face to face with his destiny, through a terrifying encounter that has the power to set him free . . .
In a quiet valley where the roses swayed, I met a man on a dusty road.Though the man was old, his eyes were bright. I asked him to walk with me and tell me what he knew.
This is what he said:
“From the nothing we arrive. To the nothing we return. In between, the nothing teaches us, and we become, if we work, the shining forms of its potential.”