When thirteen-year-old Joe is left behind in Peckham while his mum
flies to Spain on holiday, he decides to treat it as an adventure,
and a welcome break from Dean, her latest boyfriend. Joe begins to
explore his neighbourhood, making a tentative friendship with Asha,
a fellow fugitive hiding out at her grandfather's flat. But when
the food and money run out, his mum doesn't come home, and the
local thugs catch up with him, Joe realises time is running out
too, and makes a decision that will change his life forever.