"My name is Abraham Isaac Lee, and I am my father's son. This is a story about Land and Love and a Great Fire that consumed my father's dreams."
So begins the tale of Abraham Isaac Lee, the adopted Korean son of Hubert Lee and Edna Scott, who looks back at his childhood in the 1950s and '60s in Jacksonville, Florida. Hubert Lee, a deeply eccentric southerner, settles there after the Korean War and moves his family into The Flamingo -- a drive-in movie theater that boasts the world's largest outdoor screen. The Flamingo, an instant success, stirs a bitter yet hilarious feud between Hubert Lee and mortician Turner West. West, who owns the neighboring funeral home, cannot bear the proximity of the 150-foot-high screen (he actually shoots at its huge neon cowboy marquee daily). Pride -- and love for Edna Scott -- pits these two men against each other in an unwinnable battle for land and power. To make matters worse, Abraham falls deeply in love with Grace, Turner West's only daughter.