We’re sometime in the future where the world is split into landlockers and those who live on the sea.
In a world that is almost entirely sea, placing your feet on land was a privilege that must be earned.
We follow two young women – North, who lives with Circus Excalibur, travelling the sea but performing most nights on land, and Callanish, the gracekeeper, performing Restings for the dead. She lives on a tiny island by the graceyard.
‘That’s the choice…Here or there. Dampling or landlocker. Sea or land. Man or woman. But this is something different. Don’t you see? We made our homes on the sea and on the land. We can stay here in the graceyards and be nothing. I mean, be neither.’
This choice over land or sea becomes key for both women. Callanish has chosen the graceyard over land as penance for a mistake. North is…
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