A stranger visits a tiny Western town that is determined to keep a horrible secret.
An accountant embezzles $15 million of mob money, jumps bail and is chased by bounty hunters, the FBI, and the Mafia.
"Whity" is the mulatto butler of the dysfunctional Nicholson family in the American southwest in 1878. The father, Ben Nicholson, has an attractive young wife Katherine, and two sons by a previous marriage; the homosexual Frank, and the retarded Davy. Whity tries to carry out all their orders, however demeaning, until various of the family members ask him to kill some of the others.
A Native American grandmother who lives very simply alone in the desert actually inhabits a world that her half-Hispanic grandson and a white aging magician are surprised to rediscover.