An incredibly moving book...the ending got me. I have to admit that for most of the book I was having a hard time getting into it - I liked the characters and was interested in their story, it just seemed slow moving, I wanted the characters to come together like the jacket promises. And come together they do, at the end...only after reading it do I realize why the author had to do it that way.
I loved Latha (servant girl), was irritated by Thara (Latha's friend and later her master), hated Mrs Vithanage. I cried for Biso, could feel and understand her desperation and felt most connected to her because of my own personal situation right now.