THE GIRL WITH GLASS FEET is a tale of life and death, what we do with our time, who we spend it with, and how deeply we love.
Ida Maclaird has come to St. Hauda's Land looking for answers to a strange affliction: her feet are turning to glass. She is hoping to track down a man named Henry Fuwa, who she believes has a possible cure. Out walking one day she meets Midas Crook, an island native. He's introverted, skittish, and mostly avoids people. He prefers to see the world through the lens of his camera. For Midas, it's easier to photograph life than to experience it. After their encounter, he can't stop thinking about her. All he wants to do is get the perfect picture of her and find out why she is wearing large, ill-fitting boots. He wonders what the boots are hiding and becomes obsessed with seeing her feet.
Ida, outgoing and friendly to Midas's lonely and shy state, stops by the flower shop where he works and asks him to coffee. She confesses that she is looking for a man named Henry Fuwa. Midas knows him, but because of his own emotional and personal history with Henry, he tells her nothing. He wants to help but can't bring himself to say the words or to actually do anything. It is Ida who pushes the relationship forward. When she invites him to the cottage she is staying at, he gets a look at her feet, which entrance him enough to photograph them while she sleeps. Ida is hurt by his actions but somehow still wants him around. Midas is grateful but unable to express it.
Midas becomes so captivated with Ida and her feet that he goes to see Henry Fuwa without alerting Ida. Henry tells him what he doesn't want to hear --- there is no cure, and the glass will eventually overtake her whole body. Midas doesn't tell Ida about this visit or what he has learned, but is determined to help her. Somehow Ida finds herself falling in love with Midas, though she can't help but wonder if it's the affliction o