Alex and Erica Boyer’s marriage is in a crisis: job and wife bore Alex. When Erica has an accident that has her staying in a wheel chair for some time, it changes their life: Alex meets Erica’s young therapy assistant Lisa and gets the idea that she’d be the end of his boredom and he could start over with her. However Lisa’s boyfriend feels what’s going on and isn’t idle.
The story narrates the misfortunes of a social outsider who tries to survive the hardships of immigrants in the United States. Veronica is the daughter of the owner of the land where Johnny works. In spite of social differences Johnny and Veronica become engaged. In the end Johnny finds out that he will have a son with another woman and decides to remain with her and begin a new life in another place.
A young man with dreams of sailing the open sea soon finds his wildest fantasies becoming reality as he hoists up the Jolly Roger and sets out on a series of swashbuckling Adventures in this seafaring tale of danger and excitement.