Jimmy (Guy Pearce), a fast-talking salesman, has big ambitions. While selling flooring, he has an idea that will make him a rich man. His dreams come to a grinding halt when his car breaks down in a small desert town. To pass the time he seeks the advice of a roadside fortuneteller. Though at first the soothsayer's predictions are good, the session ends abruptly when the man pulls away in terror, for Jimmy is fated to die when the season's first snowflakes fall.