On a lake in northernmost Minnesota, you might find Naledi Lodge only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories. And there you might meet Meg, or the ghost of the girl she was, growing up under her grandfather s care in a world apart and a lifetime ago. Now an artist, Meg paints images reflected across the mirrors of memory and water, much as the linked stories of "Vacationland" cast shimmering spells across distance and time.
Donny Coombs is a fifth generation Maine lobsterman, and he is getting tired of being pushed around. His new neighbors - from away - are on a crusade to save Maine from the Mainers. His girlfriend's upper class father is bent on killing their relationship. And an Islesboro lobsterman covets Donny's territory and isn't getting the message to back off.