Aarti has lived on the island with Aunt for as long as she can remember. Like the weather, Aunt rules her world with rare warmth. Aarti’s only comforts are a book of Indian myths full of blue gods, a fox’s friendship, and a toy rabbit she finds in a locked room. Then, she learns Aunt has been feeding her lies.
Fate intervenes when a half-drowned boy washes up on the beach. With his help, Aarti hopes to remember who she really is… and perhaps find a way home.
The mesmerising third novel from one of the most exciting writers of middle-grade fiction with themes of identity, faith and belonging with a stunning twist in an evocative and remote Scottish island setting.