After his home in the valley is vandalized Alistair sits waiting at his kitchen table armed with a cache of regrets and a shotgun. Soon he will meet Liri, a young woman who lives in the shadows of his distant past. Set beneath a boundless prairie sky, Sun Shed tethers the wilderness of the 1870s to the drought and poverty of the 1930s and brings to life characters honed from the harsh realities of the times. It is the story of freedom lost for the Indian of the plains and of freedom hard-earned by the pioneer. It is the story of Bronwyn who survives the dark, raw violence of a new land to create a sanctuary of light in remembrance of the fortunes and misfortunes of her life.