This is the story of a young boy saved from unspeakable despair as he is embraced by Irish love.
The years is 1954, the setting a vibrant Chicago neighbourhood. Daniel Dorsey learnt at the age of seven the intimate meaning of death when his parents are killed in a car crash. Taken in by his extend, at times mad, and always tender and caring family, Daniel learn that even the deepest sorrows and hurt can be healed.
Now grown and looking back on those years, Daniel recalls his bouts with grief and fear of abandonment as he learnt to adjust to his new surroundings amid his oddball family. It is a time of wakes and weddings, conflicts and romance. Above all, it is a time when Daniel comes to understand both his own loss and the dark places in the lives of his loved ones.
This is a poignant, often hilarious story of hope, passions and unforgettable memories.