Catherine and her brother, Rob, do not know why they have been
abandoned by their parents. In the house of their grandfather, 'the
man from nowhere', they make a passionate refuge for themselves
against the terror of family secrets. While the world outside moves
to the brink of war, their sibling love becomes fraught with
dangers. But as Catherine fights free of the past, the spell of
winter that has held her in its grasp begins to break.