Marjorie and her sister grow up in the 1950’s on a Mallee wheat and sheep farm.
Marjorie’s day time friendship with the swaggie, Jimmy Waghorn; and her peculiar night time friendship with Jesse sustain her. However, her mother continues to be battered by the harsh and uncompromising Mallee environment, the pragmatic but uncomprehending Mallee locals, and her own inner demons.
Over the years Marjorie’s mother’s seesaws between fragile health and madness but events finally overwhelm her and her daughters.
Six word synopsis: Transplanted fragile beauty, drought, hardship and stigma