A beguiling tale of three women swept up in the turbulence of an island’s history, whose fates are intimately woven together. It is a story of war, migration, love, exile and belonging. This beautifully written novel combines harsh reality, tenderness and astonishing insight.
In the aftermath of 1983, a Sinhalese family leaves for America. Yasodhara and Lanka adapt to their new life quickly, but memories of their Sri Lankan childhood are deeply ingrained. Meanwhile Saraswathi dreams of a normal life in the war-torn north of the country.