The Detroit Riot … the Windsor Psych Ward … When the chips are down in the motor cities, where does crazy go to hang its hat?
Falling in love with a young black girl, Paris, marrying her, and raising two black children with her hardly prepares a white guy, Aiken Day, for life in the civil-rights era. Her passion for activism challenges his pursuit of the good life. When the city of Detroit erupts in flame, bursting into full riot mode, her life is threatened. Whiles struggling with memories of his time in concentration camp Stalag 8B, Aiken Day must patch together a collection of family, high school students, drug addicts, and black preachers to hunt for her while the motor cities are on fire.