The year is 1955. Spiro Dimopolous is his name, an eighteen-year-old Adonis fresh off the boat from Greece. Spiro's mother had been an American, and now that's she ill, the lad's been dispatched to his cousins at Rawley's Landing, Kentucky, to make his way in the Brave New World of America. There he encounters crusty old Uncle Winston Rawley, patriarch of the clan, and Leticia, trying to hold together the family farm, and Branston "Bran" Rawley, the handsome young scion of the next generation. Together they'll try to educate the young man in the down-home ways of the rural South. But Spiro has a few things of his own to teach his relatives, as they soon find out!