Kit is a 17-year-old triplet who comes from the Corrigan clan, "a long line of lunkheads going straight back to County Galway" and who can't seem to catch a break. Her mother died while giving birth to her, her brother Jamie and her sister Muddie. The triplets are raised by their dad, with help for a time from his sister, Delia. While growing up performing as one of the Corrigan Three, Kit has become a talented dancer who eventually outgrows her hometown.
In 1950, following a messy breakup with Kit, the wealthy Billy Benedict joins the Army with Jamie. Billy is a troubled yet fascinating character. He's in love with Kit, c