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Cal has very few choices in life. He can continue working at the abattoir that sickens him, or join the ranks of the unemployed. He can reflect on his past or try to plan a future with Marcella. Cal is a haunting love story set against the fear and violence of Ulster, where tenderness and innocence must struggle to survive.