'Desperate men do desperate things…and desperate women too.' It is the autumn of 1913, and Dublin is caught up in a full blown class war. A war that Nora Kelly, feminist, suffragette, and member of the Irish Women Workers’ Union, is prepared to fight to the bitter end. Her husband Audeon is a staunch socialist and there is no lower life form to both than a 'scab' - a person who works during a strike. But as their food runs out and their young daughter sickens and starves, both have to face the hard truth that the politics they’ve dedicated their lives to are threatening the life of their daughter. If they give up, are they condemning their child to a future no brighter than the present they fought so hard to change? But will a better, fairer world matter if six year old Mary doesn’t live to see it?