An intense debut novel set in an isolated island community in Shetland - a place of close ties and an age-old way of life.
David has lived in the valley all his life, like his father and grandfather before him. Sandy is a newcomer but already a crofter, and Alice has fled there after the death of her husband. Times change, old island inhabitants die or move away. What does it mean to belong somewhere, to call it home, and to carry on the story of the place?