If a man is pushed over the cliff of oppression, will he learn to fly or will he fall into a pit? When violence in one's environment is a greater enemy than any other, what does a person do to survive? Must they resist the temptation of falling in with the bad crowd or settle differences by way of weapons and violence? This edge-of-your-seat novel, set in the 1940s and 50s, explores how to characters are influenced by and react to hostility, threats, oppression, and being exiled from their homes. What can happen to prevent moral and emotional death? What if people decide to fight back? What will become of them if they don't? This emotional travel through the lives of a group of people, all connected in one way or another, will bring the reality of tyranny to your doorstep.