It is 2038. As the rest of humanity struggles through the environmental collapse known as the Great Withering, scientist Jake Greenwood is working as a tour guide on Greenwood Island, a remote oasis of thousand-year-old trees. From here, we gradually move backwards in time to the years before the First World War, encountering along the way the men and women in the family who came before Jake, and like the growth rings on a tree, each generation's connection to the forest.
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