Young and homeless on the streets of Toronto, Benjamin Doheney is sustained by an unusual sources of strength: his devotion to Sanskrit, the ancient literary language of India. Together with Aditi, a student of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto, he dreams of a future with her in India, a land in which she has her own troubled history. Before they can move on, they must extricate her from the clutches of her twisted and malevolent PhD supervisor. When a murder on campus threatens to draw the police's attention to Ben and his friends, events spiral out of control, drawing them all towards a possibly bloody culmination in which the couple's hopes for a distant future peace may not survive.
"Phillip Ernest is a rare original in contemporary Canadian writing." -- Sebastian Black