22 years after disappearing into the jungle, Nacio returns to his hometown in Nayarit, México. Now a successful American businessman, he tries to court his failed first love Michaela by staying at her inn under an alias. When Nacio discovers that Michaela is indifferent to his success in America, however, he despairs. As the waves of the past crash against him, Nacio joins the local construction boom to erase the land and house that Michaela loves dearly. The Mexican Great Gatsby.