Life is an inexplicable mystery. Andy slowly comes to understand it as he struggles away from his dark past and moves toward a brighter future.
Did you suffer as a youth or do you know some youth who does? Perhaps not but then you would be a rather lucky human being. Suffering comes to many individuals quite easily, usually unbidden, and often from a very tender age. However, the nature of one's suffering is probably less important than how one struggles to overcome it or weakens to give into it.
Life is unpredictable for Andy, the young protagonist of this story who suffers from the darkness of his past and the instability of his present. Light and shadow, joy and pain, love and despair are woven into the rich tapestry of his remarkable biography. Humor smiles serenely over the entire arc of his tale.
There are no easy answers in life. The past weighs heavily on the present and can crush and destroy an individual or an entire family. How do personal choices effect the course of a life's trajectory? Can Andy overcome the past and find hope for happiness in the future? Is his spirit strong enough to break through the heavy chains that threaten to pull him down and deny him the freedom he seeks? Time, the fairest judge of all, will tell.