A bear and his cub walk the haunted roads of Aesop Street, a shantytown where beasts speak and struggle for survival while men dwell in comfort. There is no food but what they can find, and to venture into the nearby woods to search for it means death. For that is where the bad men lurk, hiding with their guns. All they have is the other, each the other's only faith. But another winter approaches, cold enough to draw last breaths, and the bear knows they will not survive it. Unless a desperate decision is made: To venture out into the unknown wilderness, where they discover what it means to be hated and hunted in a pitiless world. And where perhaps the true animals are the ones that walk on two legs.