The Enriching is a fantasy that takes place in the deep South in the year 1934. It is the story of Tobias Valentine, an 8-year-old boy with skin the color of deep purple, and who possesses strange and mysterious powers. In his small Mississippi town are those who harbor suspicion and hostility towards him, and wish him harm.
We are drawn into the childhood world of Tobias, his two best friends, Elma Mae and Chalmers, his mother Jewell, and his blind grandfather Perry, a crusty old man of great wisdom. We meet his whimsical and enchanting mentor, Elo, a 7-foot-tall majestic figure in the form of a butterfly, and the strange twin brothers who plot to destroy Tobias and his family. We get to know the arrogant sheriff, Neil Swanny, whose wife, Ginger Lee, comes to know Tobias through chance circumstances, and learns to love him.
Tobias uses his mystical powers to bring love and forgiveness to those who live with hatred and cruel gossip.