A lot of things aren’t meant . . . Things that perhaps would have drifted apart or never even touched have found themselves thrown inseparably together.
Yesterday was Alice's wedding day. She wakes in the morning to see a wave on the horizon, taller than the height of her guest house on Kanyakumari beach. Her husband is nowhere to be seen.
On the other side of the world, unhappily estranged from her daughter, is Alice’s mother, Violet. Forced to leave the idyllic Wiltshire village in which she grew up after it was requisitioned by the army during World War Two, Violet is haunted by the shadow of the man she loved and the wilderness of a home that lies in ruins.
Amid the debris of the wave, her daughter Alice recollects the events of the hippie trail that led to her hasty marriage in India and struggles to piece together the fate of a husband she barely knows. Meanwhile, Violet must let go of a life that is no longer hers and begin the search for her daughter.