After giving birth to a son, Kala is forced to give up her daughter. Rather than the orphanage, as her husband demands, she abandons the toddler on the sidewalk with a pack of sleeping street children.
The world around the three-year-old churns with the consequence of abject poverty and soon she can’t remember the security of her bed, the satiety of a meal, or her birth name. With no awareness of life beyond survival, the child and her pack-mates focus on the present moment as they dig in garbage for food, drink water with the cows and sleep on the sidewalk.
Claire Kaine is a high-powered corporate executive working in India. She lives a life of abundance but unlike Shakti and her pack, Claire hasn’t allowed herself to feel the warmth of friendship for many years. It is only when she sees Shakti playing in the hotel fountain that her corporate facade begins to soften.
As their unusual friendship develops, the bond between Claire and Shakti influences many other people, a kind but troubled doctor, a chauffeur, a nanny, and others have their fates changed by this one simple connection.
In this novel of community, kindness, and hope, author Marcia Breece invites the reader to witness the unbreakable bonds of love and the healing power of compassion.
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Audiobook coming in 2018