Author(s): Mackenzie Anna
Ness, Ty and their cousin Sophie live in a small island community, a community dominated by superstition, fear and loss. Following an environmental catastrophe, the people of Dunnett Island have turned their back on the sea that once sustained them, and on their past. When a stranger arrives, washed up on the beach, unconscious, all but dead, Ness, Ty and Sophie are forced to question the world they know and to make a difficult choice. Ness chooses to follow the sea currents she can feel running in her blood. She turns her back on the strict rules of her community - and risks everything. Anna Mackenzie's writing evokes the windswept harshness of remote island life and the fears and superstitions of an isolated community, making us question our own attitudes to outsiders and the unknown.