An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a
small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a
traumatizing experience with her mother, Petal, who sold her to an
illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far
in life, his shipping news column in the newspaper "The Gammy Bird"
finds an audience, and his experiences in the town change his life. Then
he meets the widow Wavey... Written by