The indigenous Gaelic-speaking population of the Hebridean island of Eigg has been for centuries divided between those of immemorial Roman Catholic allegiance and those of the prevailing Protestant conviction, between whom intermarriage was unthinkable. Into this riven community there struggles ashore, in the middle of the Second World War, a creature from a neighbouring isle, which will spell out the ecstatic and cruel fate of two of its teenage lovers.
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