Julia Win, a successful Manhattan lawyer, is at a crossroads in her life.
Despite her wealth and privilege, she is exhausted and unhappy - a lost soul.
She returns to Burma, the homeland of her father, where she encounters an anguished mother whose life is shattered when her two sons are called up from their rural village to fight in Burma's civil war. Both women embark on their own journeys of self-discovery, experiencing heartbreak, horror, love and, ultimately, redemption.
This mesmerising novel explores the most inspiring and passionate terrain of all: the human heart.