Order This Book OnlineSri Lankan writer and activist Ru Freeman tells the intertwining stories of Latha, a servant girl for a wealthy family, and Biso, a young mother escaping a life of abuse with her three children. Latha refuses to see herself as a servant, at her core. She befriends, competes with, and is oppressed by Thara, her patrons’ daughter. Biso struggles through heartbreaking trials in her search for safety for her children. The story lines intersect in a gut-wrenching climax involving all three women. This beautiful, harsh and unforgettable novel is told with compassion and grace.