Shetland is a place of sheep and soil, of harsh weather, close community ties and an age-old way of life. A place David has lived his entire life, where Sandy may have finally found a home, and where Alice has fled to after her husband's death. But times change and people come and go. David worries that no young families will come take over the chain of stories and care that this valley has always needed. The islanders must decide: what is left of us when the day's work is done, the children grown and all our choices have been made? The debut novel from exciting new literary voice Malachy Tallack, this is a story about community and isolation, about what is passed down and what is lost between the cracks.