In a series of four interlinked novellas, four generations of an Irish farm family share unfulfilled dreams, missed opportunities, and compromised moral decisions, from a dairyman who falls for the younger sister of a woman he jilted, to a spinster who remembers her love for a soldier shattered by his World War I experiences. A first collection. Winner of the 2005 Story Prize. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.