the art of getting by
Wallace is a nihilist. Driven by past experiences and the constant belief that everything around him is meaningless, he is bent on leading a life filled without any struggle, which means sleeping on the subway and lying to get by.
April on the other hand, is the exact opposite. Pregnant and running from home in hopes of marrying a man she barely knows, she has little experience of the real world but is still buoyant as ever.
She misses her train, and for the first time in forever, he decides to help another human being .