Witty and ironic, this novel follows Stephanie's return to the family home on the lonely margins of the sea.
Stephanie was always the outsider - never allowed to play with the china dolls on the staircase landing, always on the edge of family events, shut out of the important secrets. Now, after many years, she returns to the family house, on the lonely margins of the sea, to care for her cousin Louise. But now it is her immediate past, too, that haunts her - the time she has spent locked away for a crime she dare not recall. With consummate skill, insight and pungency, Shonagh Koea weaves her magic once again in this memorable novel.