Alan Stein is a young man down on his luck, and no matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to catch a break for very long. He spends his days working with a father who is completely dismissive of him for reasons he can't quite understand; and spends his nights studying for his GED so he might make a better future for himself. His life takes a turn for the worse when a woman from his past comes back and tries to strong arm him into taking care of her and a baby she claims is his.
Threatened and feeling cornered, Alan decides to take his life into his own hands and follows a very different path that is plagued with those who want to kick him when he's down as well as blessed by those who would support him on his way up.
Follow eight years of Alan's life where he discovers the world may not be as against him as he once believed. A compelling drama set in the first have of the 20th century that highlights the travails of young men of that period.