The Roaring Twenties promise peace and prosperity after the Great War. But is all what it seems? Nine-year-old David O'Halloran has not had an easy life. He can't even remember his father. Now his beloved mother is dying of cancer in St. Francis Hospital in Philadelphia, leaving David home alone with his drunk, abusive stepfather. Who was my real father? David longs to know. Then one day, while in his mother's room, he discovers some letters . . . and the shocking truth.