Three years after leaving her family behind on the idyllic lighthouse island where she grew up, 17-year-old Elizabeth "Squid" McCrae returns, full of anger and accusations and eager to confront her father about a family tragedy. But as a ghostly voice from the past sparks her memories, Squid soon realizes that nothing is exactly as she thought it was, and no one, not even herself, is completely free from blame. The award-winning author of The Wreckers presents a keen exploration of the way family works to make us who we are.
"A beautiful, unsettling story." (Booklist) "This lyrical novel is an experience not to be forgotten." (School Library Journal) "A must-read for lovers of tales rich in setting, atmosphere, and human understanding." (Kirkus Reviews)