Oona grew up on the island of Inis. An island that was a gift for some, but a prison for others, such as Oona. Barely more than a child, she flees the island. The Island Child goes back and forth between Oona's youth on the island and her adult life in Canada. Will she ever fully be able to escape the island? This is a gripping tale with identity, motherhood and freedom as its main themes. The Island Child is Molly Aitken's debut novel. It is atmospheric and full of Irish folklore.