There are two parallel stories running in this book. One story is of Laura Fraser, who was born and brought up in Sydney and the other is of Ravi Mendis, born and brought up in Sri Lanka. This book describes life and experiences of two different people. The author has beautifully described in great details the various places and times which both of these people lived.
Its a very slow novel and needs a lot of concentration and regularity in reading. This is the first novel of this kind which I have read. It took me some time to finish this. At the end I feel that there was too many details and the focus of the book was more of an artistic touch. I could not relate with either of the two characters in this book.