Miles from the inland, there is an island where no one goes.
Two months ago, Da’s ship went down on a routine trip. Everyone says he’s lost forever, but I know Da is still alive.
He’s on the island.
Mama says I’m being selfish, but Ronan is almost a man and Gilda will be married soon. They’ll take care of Mama.
She tells me I’ll be lost too and that I’m crazy to think my skiff will make it anywhere.
Da is alive. And if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to bring our Da home.