A Tale of Immigration and Liberation
1853: ANDERS, the law at his heels, sails from Norway to seek a life of honor and respect in America.
MARIA, a boat builder’s daughter also seeking a new start, knows that she is just what Anders needs.
DANIEL, a young plantation runaway, flees northward to “free soil.”
Three pioneers whose lives depend on one another. Their harrowing journeys—filled with death and despair, love and hope—take Anders, Maria, and Daniel from New Orleans up the Mississippi River, into America’s wild heartland.