What drives a man to hate his own son, and can that son survive his young adult years without the love of his father?
It is 1969, at the height of the English folk revival, and Robert Barron, known to his friends as Bobby, bursts onto the scene at his local art college. He is a brilliant folk guitarist and a talented artist, but he is driven by a desperate need for his father’s love.
All Bobby's efforts to win his father's approval fail and their relationship descends into increasing violence as Bobby seeks solace in alcohol and drugs. Bobby's father has secrets, things that Bobby doesn't know that would help to make sense of the animosity between them.
Bobby meets and falls in love with Jodie, a free spirit who has overcome obstacles in her own life. Initially Jodie resists Bobby's advances. Rumours are rife about his violent relationship with his father and Jodie is a little afraid of him.
When Bobby is introduced to Jodie's granddad, he knows that they have met before, a vague memory, deeply hidden in his past.. Jodie's granddad is a wise sage who steers Bobby through many crises, but can he rescue him when violent memories threaten his sanity, or will Bobby forever be chasing the wind?