Chris Christopherson, an old, hard-drinking Swedish barge captain, is thrilled to hear that his daughter, Anna, is coming to visit. He hasn't seen her in over fifteen years and remembers her as a sweet and innocent little girl. At first, the reunion goes well. Anna fits in with her father's friends and even falls in love with a sailor named Mat. However, things turn sour when Chris's common-law wife, Marthy, discovers that Anna is a former streetwalker who has come back to try and rebuild her life. At the neighborhood ball, Marthy reveals the truth about Anna and nearly destroys her dreams of happiness.
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters