Rachel Ross spends much of her time outside school caring for her mother, who suffers from depression, and her younger sister; but the highlights of her week are the drama group sessions she belongs to. She feels safe there ... a different experience to school, where she is bullied because of her disability.
Gwenno is dead - perfect, clever, beautiful Gwenno, who is popular with both swots and cool people. Her body was found in the slate mine, the police are everywhere around Bethesda, and everyone is looking for her. But they have no hope of finding her, as they have no idea what she was really like.
A tortuous historical novel by experienced Welsh novelist. The story takes us to Penrhyn's magnificent castle and to the terrible plantations of Jamaica, as we follow the lives of two young girls, Dorcas and Eboni. This is a novel that attempts to get to grip with this shocking chapter in the history of mankind.