It is 1984, and fifteen-year-old Maya is on her way to India with her father. She carries with her the ashes of her mother, who recently committed suicide, and arrives in Delhi on the eve of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's assassination.
Maya is separated from her father and must rely upon the mysterious, kindhearted Sandeep to safely reunite them. As her love for Sandeep begins to blossom, Maya must face the truth about her painful adolescence...if she's ever to imagine her future.
Cathy Ostlere (www.cathyostlere.com) is the author of Lost: A Memoir
, which was short-listed for the 2009 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She lives in Calgary, Alberta. Karma
is her first novel for young adults.