Fat and fifty, educated only to be a wife and mother, Ruby Constad has reached a point of crisis.
Her husband, Leon, lies in a nursing home after a stroke that has left him paralysed; her grown-up children are gone.
In her anguish Ruby appeals for help to a half-remembered figure from her colonial Indian girlhood - Sister Benedicta.
Gradually the events leading up to Leon's stroke are revealed and a woman emerges whose capacity to love, hope and understand are far greater than she realises.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/09/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099284079