Rob Paral grew up in Cicero, Illinois – and got out as fast as he could. His father, the child of Czech immigrants, lived there all his life with no desire ever to leave. Rob felt trapped and alienated by the bigotry and narrow-mindedness he felt both his hometown and his father embodied. But when his widowed father falls seriously ill, Rob moves back home to help. Under the one roof they alone now share, a son learns there’s much more to his father than he ever knew.