A young woman debauched by her drunken father bears his child. Both escape to Maarseille where life presents its opportunities and hardships and forms the basis of Fate's choice.
The struggle to turn Fate's decisions around is not possible until death's finality brings a close to the anguish of a young man and his mother.
Life was hard in Aix en Provençe. The village of Bouches du Rhone, one of many that made up Aix en Provençe was located some 25 kilometers from Marseille and formally supplied fruits and vegetables to that city. Later, when decent roads from the north to Marseille were built, the larger Northern farmers out produced and undersold the village farmers, who subsequently diminished their trade and expansion. Bouches du Rhone was among the small villages settled by the Romans centuries ago and still had...