Ada and Evered Best are orphaned
in an isolated cove on Newfoundland’s northern coastline. Their home is a
stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of
abundance or murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of
the outside world, they have nothing but the family’s boat and the little
knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them.
As they fight for their own
survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is
their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as
seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even
that loyalty will be tested.
By turns electrifying and
heartbreaking, The Innocents is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the
world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves.