When the news of her mother’s death reaches Jocelyn Morrow, it stirs up memories of her traumatic childhood. She is a mother herself now, living a life of privilege in Southern California; moving in a world of wealthy white women, even though she is not white; as far away from her past as she can get.
Her neighbor Simon Bonaventure is a successful landscape architect and a Rwandan refugee. He too is haunted, by the wife and daughter who were taken from him in the genocide twenty years ago. The ghosts of those he could not save, and those who took them, are never far, and now he has received a letter -- allegedly from his daughter, grown, and full of questions for a father she doesn’t know.
As Jocelyn and Simon begin a tentative friendship, they forge a bond out of their dark secret histories -- a bond that may be their only hope of being pulled back from the abyss.
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