In southern Carinthia in the 1920s, Anton decides to seek his fortune in faraway America. He manages to get a passage on a ship to Buenos Aires. Once he arrives in Argentina, he works hard to leave his past – his poor, rural Slovenian origins, the rise of National Socialism in Europe and his beloved but unsteady brother Josl – behind him. Kamnik, who arrives in South America by ship in 1945, also comes from southern Carinthia. He soon befriends Anton but keeps his dark secret to himself… An emigrant novel full of powerful images from the first half of the last century. A compelling drama that fatefully links the lives of our protagonists across two continents.