The original homeowners, Nick and Nora, end up moving out of the house, hiring an attorney and fighting the young couple to get their house back. It takes some time, so meanwhile the young couple is destroying things, and claiming squatter’s rights.
The twist to the story is…..
James Quinn is dumped out of his boat into the Missouri the night of his daughter’s wedding. He is rescued by a farm widow and he in turn saves her from vigilante justice after she murders a former farm hand who comes back to rape her. They escape back to the river. Their histories and the history of Omaha City unfold as they return to the people who made them and to the people who ruined them.