Billy England and his sister Girl are clever, stylish and damaged. Billy is a teenage "catastrophe theorist" which is handy since their mother has gone missing, and when they last saw their father his Elvis hair was in flames. Girl has a mission. She knocks on a door of a selected house and pretends any Prozac woman who answers is her mother. It is through one of these tranquilised women that Girl discovers 'Freezer World', a superstore on the edge of the motorway. This gives her an idea. Why don't they sell the pain of their childhoods to the American chat shows?