Set amid the motels of Hollywood, California, Black Crow White Lie tells the story of Carson Calley, a young boy who grows up living a transient lifestyle with his fortune-telling mother, Juliette Bravo, an alcoholic full of stories about their former lives together. Believing his mother’s tales about his special powers, Carson becomes a healer, with the people of Hollywood waiting in long lines to see him. Carson secretly saves the money he earns from healing in the hopes of visiting his war-hero father’s grave in Washington, DC. But before he goes, Carson discovers that there is more to his mother’s stories than he realizes. Learning the truth about her exaggerations and lies, Carson begins to question his very identity. Is he really the healer his mother told him he was?