From the author of the Costa Award-winning Asha & the Spirit
Bird comes a breathtaking, magical adventure ...
absolutely adored it ... an achingly beautiful story'
'Atmospheric, dreamy, charged
with wonder and menace, loss, sorrow and delight' TIMES
'A lush, gorgeous setting in
a novel as vivid and original as her Costa-winning debut.' THE
'Beautifully written, richly atmospheric
and touchingly spiritual, this brief novel sparkles like a polished
gem' DAILY MAIL
Tamarind never knew her
Indian mum, Chinty, who died soon after she was born. So when she
arrives at her ancestral home, a huge mansion in the Himalayas
surrounded by luxuriant gardens, she's full of questions for her
extended family. But instead of answers, she finds an ominous silence
- and a trickle of intriguing clues: an abandoned hut, a friendly
monkey, a glowing star ring, and a strange girl in the garden
who calls herself Ishta. Slowly, Tamarind unravels a mystery at
the heart of who she is ...