Sheilagh Fielding - a striking, unconventional, six-foot-three Newfoundland columnist - has holed up on the island of Loreburn after her mother dies. There, Fielding senses the presence of her mysterious "Provider," who has shadowed her all her life and whom she has never met face-to-face. As Fielding tells her life story and keeps her secrets, her Provider draws closer. Sequel to "The colony of unrequited dreams" (DC17664). 2006.