What happens when writer’s block can literally kill you?
Mysterious spirits from the Lethe Valley have invaded 19th century Paris and are stealing words from people. Poetry, however, can defeat these spirits. Blighted by the spirits, famed poet Baudelaire faces a fate worse than death and decides to teach poetry to Cocteau, an illiterate orphan, after sensing a hidden talent in him.
But, can Cocteau learn poetry when he can’t even read? Why do these spirits from the Lethe Valley steal words from people?