When family tragedy strikes, Alice Fonseka, a dreamy, artistic child with a Singhalese mother and Tamil father, leaves the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Unable to bear the injustice of what has happened, her family heads for England.
There, in the cold, urban landscape of London, Alice grows up, creating a life for herself, with all that this means: struggles, a home in London - and a blossoming of the art through which she expresses herself. But there is much she cannot find. Understanding. Peace. Lasting love. She has nearly given up when, unbidden, it blooms brightly.
Then on the clear summer morning of July 7, 2005, violence crosses her path again...