A wounded family returns to the sanctuary of the ancestral whare. As family secrets become revealed, seemingly unrelated events conspire to become a gathering storm.
Dark secrets within the bush and estuary expose the scare tissue of human frailty. Like driftwood, emotions are swept in directions neither planned nor imagined. But those that conspire have no concept of the tenacity of the new liaisons, no of the influence of the tiny bronze mermaid on the minds of social castaways.
On the river and in the lagoon counter plans form and gather momentum. As time runs out, the final conflict uses the whole of the Pacific for its resolution.