It all began with a simple dream. An ambitious young environmental scientist hoped to establish a sustainable farm on a small patch of river-bottom land nestled among the Mississippi hills. Jay Mize convinced his wife Sandy to move their six-year-old son away from town and to a rich and lush parcel where Jacob could run free and Jay could pursue the dream of a new and progressive agriculture for the 21st century.
"True Southern Gothic."
It begins as a simple dream. An idealistic environmental scientist moves his wife and young son off the grid, to a stretch of river-bottom farmland in the Mississippi hills, hoping to position himself at the forefront of a revolution in agriculture. Within a year he is ruined. When a corpse appears on his family's property, the farmer is convinced he's being set up.