Dominic Dear is nearly thirteen and confused about life. His parents think he's odd. So do some of his teachers. Dominic suspects they might be right, especially when he starts to fall in love in a very odd way.
The tumblesand turnsof Dominic's life are told via the e-mails that he sends to his mysterious Uncle Peri in Albury.
Uncle Peri's place is over-run with dancing sheep, howling pumpkins and bikie chickens. And the really odd thing is that Uncle Peri turns out to be the most sensible person in Dominic's life.