Only weeks into their marriage, a young couple embark on a six-month period of separation. Tom Cavendish goes to Japan to build lighthouses and his wife Ally, a doctor, begins her work at the Truro Asylum. As the couple navigate their separate professional trials, the foundations of their marriage begin to slip.
Japan -- History -- Meiji period, 1868-1912 -- Fiction.
Newlyweds -- Fiction.