Published Jan 2010
A tropical island in the Indian Ocean. Three women in a prison cell built for two. A cyclone is building outside. It casts its mauve shadow inside the cell, colouring their skin and the dull grey blankets. Their stomachs growling with hunger, Juna, Leila and Mama Gracienne begin to tell each other their stories, the crimes for which they stand condemned, and to exchange recipes to keep hunger at bay. As the bonds of friendship grow, so too do the seeds of rebellion as the cyclone draws them into its embrace.