The pre-disaster world is long gone, and most people have left it behind with hardly a backward glance. Not the Scavenger; he makes it his living. Out in the desert, there are still scraps of technology and furniture, pieces of a long-forgotten way of life. He’s out in the heat every day from dawn to sunset, digging deep to find what the sand keeps hidden. When he’s cleaned it up and brought it into one of the shantytowns along his trade route, he always finds enough of a barter to make it worth his while.