"Beware the dark waters, mermaid, for there dwells the depraved finfolk," a stranger tells me. "You must never let them find you." In a sleepy seaside town where everyone knows everyone and nothing ever happens, I dismiss this outsider's mad warning. Besides mermaids are not real and even if they are, I'm afraid of the ocean so how could I be one? However, I mysteriously start to have dreams that pull me toward the sea, and I can't shake the suspicion that someone... or something... is watching me. After a tropical storm a man is found on the shore, a man who can't speak English or walk, but I come to believe I knew him in another life.