Fifteen-year-old Julian "Lank" Burton longs for the school to start again. Summers are too tense, trying to be on his best behavior and waiting for his "obedience lesson" if he wasnt. Lank lives with an abusive father and a submissive alcoholic mother. When Lank can take no more, he runs away. Lank finds himself in a secluded alley and meets General, an old man who teaches him how to survive on the streets, and how to accept himself. Then, one day, Lank finds himself alone. Yet, God is still watching out for him, as he was when he guided Lank to find General - and soon, God's True Love is revealed.