The evening Dr. Leo Liebenstein's wife disappeared, she left behind one strange, significant clue: a woman who looks, talks and behaves exactly like (and even audaciously claims to be) her – rather, almost exactly like her.
While everyone else may be fooled, Leo knows better than to trust the senses in matters of the heart, and the arrival of his missing wife's double sends him off on a quixotic journey to reclaim his lost love. With the help of his psychiatric patient Harvey – who believes himself to be a secret agent who can control the weather – Leo attempts to unravel the mystery of the spousal–switch, the secret workings of The Royal Society of Meteorology in their cosmic conflict with the 49 Quantum Fathers, the enigmatic guidance of Dr. Tzvi Gal–Chen, and how he, or maybe his wife, or perhaps even Harvey, is at the center of it all. From the streets of New York to the southernmost reaches of Patagonia, Leo's erratic quest ultimately becomes a test of how far he is willing to take his struggle against the uncontested truth he knows to be .
Atmospheric Disturbances investigates the moment of crisis when you suddenly understand that the reality you insist upon is no longer one you can accept, the person you love has been somehow reduced to merely the person you live with, and how you spend your life trying to weather the storms of your own making.