As a child, Maya was forced to flee Sri Lanka following the anti-Tamil riots. As a fiercely independent young woman, she returns to explore the country of her birth, when she falls deeply, serendipitously in love with gentle, romantic Malik.
But tragedy strikes when her mother is killed by a terrorist bomb, setting into motion a life-changing chain of events.
From raves on moonlit beaches and secret drag balls on private islands, to encounters with deat squads in forests dense with unspeakable secrets.
'An ambitious novel of parallel worlds, where recent history makes for difficult choices.' - Romesh Gunasekera, Author Noontide Toll and Reef
'Lovingly chronicles both the beauty and tragedy of Sri Lanka... races to a conflagration of a conclusion.' - Nayomi Munaweera, Author Island of a Thousand Mirrors
Shortlisted for the Fairway Prize in 2017