It's 1942 and Salim, a young hardworking man, has spent eight long years in the coal mines to make his biggest dream a reality. With money in his pocket, he purchases one hundred acres of fertile farmland. He believes he is a rich man and is content to toil on his farm. But his simple life becomes complicated when he meets the young Selma, who lives on a nearby ranch with her elderly father.
A feud develops when rival farmer Kadir Toprak pursues both Salim's land and his new love, Selma. This rivalry passes from one generation to the next when the building of a railroad dissects Salim's land. It's possible that Salim might have the final solution to the decades-old conflict between the two men and their families.
Telling the saga of a man fighting for his home, his family, and his way of life, the title novella in this earthy collection is joined by four other short stories-including "Love With a Ghost," "Lost," "To Be on the Road (When the Cat Decides)," and "Children of Destiny"-all revealing the simple but meaningful lives of inhabitants of small villages where the culture is rooted in family life and the land.