Recently widowed, Iris lives with her two children at the edge of the sea notorious for wrecking boats and drowning swimmers. Sean loves to swim in the turbulent sea and talks to his animal friends; while Lily has inherited her father's love of books--and of the forest. With the help of Madhu and the town's colorful psychic, the family tries to get on with their lives in their isolated home; that is until a visitor drowns. The sea hasn't claimed a life in seventeen years. Something has changed, and now the weather won't let up. As the mother of all storms descends, something stirs deep in the forest. Sean and Lily find themselves becoming unsuspecting pawns in a struggle between land and sea, as the interweaving tale of a family separated by a terrible twist of fate some five hundred years ago, finally begins to unravel.
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