In this haunting, lyrical vel told from three perspectives, Sarel has just witnessed the violent murder of her parents. But she is t completely alone on the drought-ridden land. Nandi is the leader of a pack of dogs who looks out for her pups and for skinny Sarel-girl. Nandi kws they are all in trouble, and she kws, too, that a boy is coming--an escaped prisoner with the water song inside him. A hard-hitting but ultimately hopeful survival story.