The French word for homeless is 'sans abri'--literally, 'without shelter'. The Lynn family, currently sans abri in small town southern Québec, knows the translation leaves much to be desired. It's true that they don't have proper shelter, but Terry, mother of five, knows she's lost more than that. Her family is falling apart at the seams and she just can't keep them together.
Shanice, Terry's eldest daughter, is not only struggling with her family's homelessness, but with her long-term relationship. Her boyfriend's family seems to hate her and as of late, her once sweet and nice boyfriend himself is acting distance. And it doesn't help that all their couple time is now being interrupted by an ice cold city boy who takes every opportunity to look down on the Lynn family.
Vaj, Shanice's other half, is having family problems of his own. His Soviet-born parents have alienated their daughter, leaving Vaj with very few people to turn to. And given the state of his relationship right now, he needs someone and fast. Luckily, Alexis Goldhirsch, a quiet high school graduate from Montreal, steps in at just the right moment. With his charismatic and supportive older brother busy at college and a father who just doesn't know how to treat him, Alexis is looking for the same thing as Vaj.
And that's when things get complicated.