Summary: It is the year is 1954.
The first mass vaccination of children against polio begins in
American officials announce that a hydrogen bomb test has been
conducted on the island of Bikini Atoll.
In Vietnam, The First Indochina War ends, leaving chaos in its wake
that will result in yet another war, while in America, Senator Joseph
McCarthy begins hearings investigating the United States Army for
being ‘soft’ on Communism.
In New York City, surgical resident and Korean War veteran Charles
Xavier is feeling increasingly disconnected from the world around him,
save for the children that he helps treat. All of this changes with
the arrival of a nameless man pulled out of the Hudson, whom Charles
finds himself increasingly drawn to.
There’s just one problem. He’s in a coma, and knows Charles only as
the mysterious and irritating force who helps to calm his dreams.