It's been a rough summer for Francisco, a 12-year-old vacuum cleaner salesman's assistant. Francisco and his uncle travel door to door, vacuuming rug to rug, hoping to sell a vacuum in a land where the pools are drained and the stores are closing. Francisco's yellow suit is way too tight, his uncle is way too desperate, and his dad is so sick he might not make it to September. Weighed down by Twinkies and sadness, it seems like he's hit a dead end. But when he hears about a miracle maker living on the edge of the desert, he puts a plan in place to turn his luck around.