Jerome is a slave. He must wake every morning to the knowledge that he is a piece of property belonging to Alfred Campbell, a plantation owner.
But things are changing. There are rumblings in the slave community about abolition, and Jerome begins to look forward to the day when he will be a free man. That day cannot come too soon as he has fallen in love with Anita, Alfred's daughter. Their love cannot remain a secret forever and is under increasing pressure from Jerome's relationship with another slave.
As the drama moves to its inexorable conclusion, Jerome is faced with a host of choices: will he choose Alice or Anita, poverty or wealth, slavery or freedom?