Join our girl-next-door, first-generation Chinese-Canadian Joy Lo, who moves to London to write her first play. As reality and dreamworlds collide with culture and creative process, our protagonist writes her story and life-despite her nagging mother's best efforts. Meanwhile, in the supernatural Chinese Metaforest, young Mei Li has just two days to find an elixir of immortality before the forest disappears forever. She meets an eccentric orange hippo who threatens to prevent her from battling a ferocious monster guarding a secret that could change everything. Will she find what she's looking for? The path is dangerous and difficult. Neither survival nor success is guaranteed. But sometimes we have to take the risk and find the adventure in adversity.