Don’t mess with me or mine. This is the unspoken code of the Sicilian people. The small island is beautiful but filled with suffering, brutality, and oppression. The only way for people to get through their lives is to excise any weakness and make a show of strength.
This mind-set is why Gino Catania knows he can’t stay in Sicily. After being caught by his lover’s husband, he is a wanted man. The only thing he can do is completely start over. For his escape, Gino looks across the ocean toward America! The year is 1900, and immigrants from all over the world are flowing into the land of the free.