When broken, alcoholic writer Caleb Quinn wakes up restrained to bed he realizes that there is something fundamentally different about him. With no memory of how he got there, he finds himself on an island surrounded by others who are in their own state of desperation. The island is run by the mysterious Dr. Nero Wright who insists that all of the inhabitants have ended up on the island by their own prayers. â€œSt. Judeâ€™s Islandâ€ is an erudite look at the effects of prayer. What exactly is prayer? Is prayer anything more than a form of arrogant sense of hope? How can one be sure that they are praying for the right thing?