Korobi Roy is engaged to be married into a well-to-do family, but many obstacles are thrown in the way of the marriage. Korabi thought she was an orphan, but when her beloved grandfather dies the covers over the family secrets slowly unravel. Korobi decides she must know who she is and thus must find her father before she enters into marriage. She leaves Kolkata and goes to America to search for him. Throughout the romantic story swirl issues of trust, love, race, caste, family, money, and religion. The supporting characters are a fascinating lot with many of the same conflicts troubling them in different ways. It's a wonderful read that explores modern Indian culture.