Nila wasn’t born beautiful and is destined to go through life unnoticed… until she becomes a saree maker. As she works, Nila weaves into the silk a pattern of love, hope and devotion, which will prove to be invaluable to more lives than her own.
From the lush beauty of Sri Lanka, ravaged by bloody civil war, to India and its eventual resting place in Australia, this is the story of a precious saree and the lives it changes forever. Nila must find peace, Mahinda yearns for his true calling, Pilar is haunted by a terrible choice, Sarojini doubts her ability to love, Madhav is a holy fraud and Marion’s understanding of the very meaning of love is challenged and transformed. Each teeters between joy and pain, and each is touched by the power and beauty of the saree.
A breathtaking story of beauty, oppression and freedom… and of an enduring love that can never be broken.
Su Dharmapala is a Social Media Manager, writer and blogger. She was born in Singapore and grew up between Singapore and Sri Lanka before immigrating to Australia in 1989. After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts and of Science, Su worked in technology for some of Australia's Fortune 500 companies, including Coles Myer, IBM, GE Money and SEEK. She took a two year break from her professional career after her son was born and it was during this time her love for writing was re-ignited. Su blogs on all things mothering at mummyseabreeze.com.au and her posts are often syndicated on kidspot.com.au. In 2010, her blog post on balancing motherhood and career earned her an appearance on Insight with Jennie Brockie on SBS to discuss how successful women balance career and motherhood.
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