Having grown up with the understanding that his mother died in childbirth, Marcus finds solace in is imagination and strength in his beliefs. After a tough day, his grandmother gives him a sage piece of advice. She says, "Honey, whenever things get hard. I want you to close your eyes and imagine a place... a place where angels meet. From that point on, Marcus transports himself to the marvelous Garden of Light where he can meditate and find comfort from life's worries.
Marcus' story parallels many of the issues and challenges that people of color face in the modern age. Although Where Angels Meet is a fictional story, the aim is to provide some insight into the life of a young African-American man, from a unique perspective.