From the Amazon.com book blog Omnivoracious:
Few believed that a fourteen-year-old drop-out could lift his village up from the clutches of famine. Even fewer believed the solution could be found in the local junkyard. William was called misala ("crazy") by many in his village and even his own mother wondered if her son had lost his mind. Yet he remained undaunted as he pursued a dream of creating a machine that could turn wind into life-changing electricity.