Hidden in a marsh in North Carolina, living in a dilapidated cabin, Kya is a little girl abandoned by everyone who will survive thanks to her intelligence and the natural resources of this marsh which will become her only family.
A wild child, she avoids the inhabitants of the city except for a benevolent old black man and a young boy who will teach him to read but who, too, will abandon him. Growing up among the birds, she will become beautiful and mysterious, distrustful of all men but not enough of the beautiful Chase who will court her and who will be found dead on a beach, strangely fallen from the top of a watchtower.
Naturally, the men of the city will accuse Kya, the “swamp girl”, too lonely and too different to be innocent of this possible murder.
|Title||Where the Crawdads Sing (2018)|