A body sways from a rope in early 20th century Duluth, Minnesota. The dead man is Olli Kinkkonen, a Finnish immigrant, dragged from his bed during the middle of the night, tarred but not feathered, and found three weeks later swinging from a birch tree in a city park. A tale of the labor movement. Of immigration. A love story. A story of valor and heroism during the Great War. Lovers of American history and immigrant tales will devour this wonderfully paced and written literary piece of historical fiction.