Toss lives on a sheep farm with her father in New Zealand. When Toss’s father dies in an accident, Ethan, an itinerant hunter, wanders onto the family farm and is given a job by her grandfather. Toss’s fairly innocent relationship with Ethan is severed when he forms a relationship with her mother.
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