America - the distant future. The earth has eroded to desert. The west coast is a scattered collective of city-states. Government is everything.
In New San Francisco, a cabal of businessmen contrive control through military force, and the mouthpiece of "Jeremy Rockstar": a local musician turned rock god, manipulated into servitude. Jeremy abruptly, purposefully disappears, escaping to a world of destitute civilians, a loyal, but numb middle-class, and underground rebellion. Rediscovering his beginnings, and a notion of the liberty that could be, Jeremy returns to become a true leader, one that would inspire a return to the original American dream.
Danny felt like an alien. Bullied, unappreciated, with talent unrecognised, he was the parent of his alcoholic mother. Alicia's neglecting mother kept a revolving door of would-be stepfathers equally eager to sleep with Alicia. John and Sarah grew up in a violent, incestuous home on the edge of a forest. These four burnt their origins and begin a new life on their own terms, outside society. Tadpole is a dark adventure you won't forget. A violent, romantic road trip of a few against the world.