Twelve years have passed since Josiah Childs decided to leave the Connecticut, the house where he grew up, his job and, above all, his wife and their child. Since then he has not come back again. He moved in a populous metropolis in the west and there he built his empire. He arrived in California with only a few coins in his pocket and he became in a few years a prosperous businessman, respected by all and with undisputed authority in the economic field. Now it's time to think about the past and take back what belongs to him. He wants to play the part of the prodigal father, without a penny to test Agatha, his wife. When he arrives to East Fallsthe he suddenly feels the burden of his past on his shoulders. The first impulse is to turn around and leave, but a glimmer of pride still shines within him and prevents him from abandoning his son again. He is a man now, he should be assertive, whatever the cost.
Keywords: The Prodigal Father, Jack London, Faligi