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A story about a lifeless and meek man (Ed) who revels in the violence and pain, coming out stronger on the other end. A story about a larger than life man (Lewis) who's wings are clipped and brought back to Earth. A story about an everyman (Bobby) who suffers a humiliation worthy of murder. And a story about a righteous man (Drew) who pays the ultimate price for all their sins.
A story about survival before survival stories were a thing.