We follow the story of Kya, known as “the Marsh Girl”, from 1952 to the present day. After being abandoned by every member of her family as a very young child, she lives in solitude in a shack in the North Carolina Marshes. Only a select few people make an attempt to get to know her: some with honest intentions and some seeking their own gain.
When Billie James’ father passed, she inherited his house in Mississippi. When she returned to the small town, she uncovered nasty secrets and racism still brewing.