Christina's mother walked out on her when she was just six years old. Now in her early thirties Christina has reached a desperate crossroads as a mother herself and goes on the run with her youngest, in a bid to find her mother, Greta, and sanctuary from her husband and family.
Her journey takes her across the Atlantic to America, and ultimately the west coast of Canada where she meets Luke, a Native Canadian on a mission of his own. At times challenged and inspired by her new alien environment, Christina returns to memories of her childhood, growing up on the river in Meath, Ireland, and her relationship with her enigmatic stepmother, Angeline, who was once her mother's best friend.
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