Three British expatriates struggle to come to terms with their incomprehensible loss as they attempt to build new lives. Their journey takes them from the bustling heart of Paris to the arid plains of Afghanistan, the slopes of Kilimanjaro to the sprawl of Mumbai, the snow in Prague to the dry heat of the Costa Del Sol. Along the way they will exhibit their worst prejudices and examine the depths of their soul.
The author skillfully weaves historical, religious and political threads throughout the plot to show that this journey has been taken before. It only ends when a person finally reaches home.