The Irish who could flee went to America. Black potatoes and death surrounded those who remained. Danny has to find a way to stay alive during the long years of the potato famine. He takes his strength from his family’s love and the kindness of strangers. He is driven by his hatred for the men who tumbled his cottage and forced his family to the workhouse. Somehow, Danny must survive a tragic time when one million Irish will die. He must live to tell his story of the Irish during the time of the Great Hunger.