Carl Matt, a young “play dead” kid with nothing left, well except for his younger brother ,Harley, and the old red barge he works on. His mother’s gone, never seen his father and his sister’s deserted him for Europe, Carl and Harley now move in with their aunt at Wattle Beach where they to survive with their bossy arogant and fit in. Carl also has to deal with his brothers mischief. Will he be able to cope or run off like the rest of his family?
When they arrive the locals seem to shun and ostracise him, is the town against outsiders or is there something someone isn’t telling him about his past?