Book V of the Jalna chronicles of the Whiteoaks family. It is the successor to Jalna in which the central characters were Piers and Eden. Here it is their younger brother Finch, sensitive, misunderstood and musical, and finding growing up a torturing business.  Twice he tries to escape, but the spell of the old red-brick house drags him back with that peculiar haunting power that influences every character in this striking saga of Canadian country life.