Four very different women have made their way from Africa to the red light district of Brussels. They have come to claim for themselves the riches they believe Europe promised but when Sisi, the most enigmatic of the women, is murdered, their already fragile world is shattered.
Drawn together by the tragedy, the remaining three women – Joyce, a great beauty whose life has been devastated by war; Anne, whose dark moods hide a past injustice; and Efe, whose determination to earn her keep is motivated by a particular zeal – slowly begin to share their stories. They are stories of fear, displacement, love and most of all, they are stories of a sinister man called Dele.
“Vividly real and humane, a window on a fascinating and unfamiliar world where women laugh and fight and struggle to survive” – Maggie Gee