Breaking people’s hearts while saving their lives is part of Quinn Axworthy’s job. As the government’s point man on climate change, he’s watched families lose their houses, their history, even their lives to the sea. For Laura MacIsaac, the ocean is a significant presence in her life, maybe as important as the sun and the moon, and God. It is heart-rending for her to watch it slowly claim her property while she nurses her dying father in the house he cannot bear to leave. Farisha Faruk fled Bangladesh and her abusive, misbegotten marriage to settle in Prince Edward Island. She’s making a new life for herself and her son, but fears that her unstable husband’s search for them will be unrelenting. Rory MacKinnon is building a “salvation ship” to save as many Christians as possible from the flood Jesus has told him will drown PEI. Virginia Lavallée galvanizes thousands of believers with her visions of the Virgin Mary, forcing the Church to wrestle with the consequences. Their stories unfold in a world where global warming has defined a harsh new reality.