The death of his mother means more than just grief and sorrow for 15-year-old Sequan Green in Rivers Wash Over Me. Now the gay teen must move from the progressive streets of New York City to his closed-minded extended family's home in North Carolina. Though he struggles to get along with most people he encounters, he bonds with a headstrong young woman.
Sequan even finds that romance may be more than just a memory when he meets someone new. All his personal drama happens against the backdrop of gun theft from the school principal's car, lending urgency to this independent drama.