Rich in ideas and emotions, this epic story of the entwined lives of two vastly different families spans three continents during the most turbulent years of the 20th century. Alice Lewin survived World War II as a young child. After decades of burying her past, she decides to visit the Kindertransport archive, where she learns of the existence of a possible relative, Henry Lewin. She travels to Australia to hear his story, but she is in no way prepared to learn the truth. This information has profound ramifications-and both Alice's son, Raphe, and Henry's daughter, Laura, struggle to deal with their connected lives. Not only do the thefts of the World War II define their past, but this deception also threatens their future.