Was it free will that led one woman to rediscover her sensuality in an interracial relationship on the Caribbean sands of Jamaica? Did it then lead her onward across four continents to impact the thoughts and inspire the lives of thousands? Did free will position her in China to stand by, impotent with tortured soul, while her beloved's forbidden passions evoke a recklessness that brings party disfavor, with all its threatened horrors; and to march with her heroic students as they act in defiance of the crackdown on their Tiananmen Square counterparts? And what of the letter from a stranger half a world away who would teach her the beauty of becoming a complete woman? Or was it, perhaps, the Threads of destiny whose unwinding through eighteen extraordinary coincidences, reveal long and twisted strands that weave themselves into a tapestry of events, of epic upheavals and of human courage; the parama of this woman's amazing life as she journeys to the wedding altar, and beyond?