Aided by his half English step-brother Moses, a weathered Polaroid photograph, and a completely fictitious document, Alex Sorros embarks on a quest to find the elusive Annabelle Hipster. One part amateur detective noir, one part strangle-your-family drama, Breaking Bones is a story of drinking too much, thinking too much, and more or less failing at life. Alex was an under achiever who grew up to become nothing special. He is a professional elementary school substitute and a minor league consumer of fine whiskeys. Between dueling with Francophile immigrants and dodging his landlord for seven consecutive months, Alex spends a lot of time in diners writing stories about the other customers based on their bizarre physical appearances, stories that inevitably end up in the trashcans of North America's finest publishers.