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On the eve of Evangeline's wedding, on the shore of Winter Island, a dead whale is trapped in the harbor, the groom may be lost at sea, and Evie's mostly absent mother has shown up out of the blue. From there, Evie reckons with her complicated upbringing in this lush, wild land off the coast of Southern California. Evie grew up with her well-meaning but negligent father, and although her father raised her with a deep respect for the elements, the sea, and the creatures living within it, he also left her to parent herself. Creatures probes the ways in which our childhoods can threaten our ability to love if we are not brave enough to conquer the past.