In the aftermath of his father's death, Neil and his mother move to Shillong, an Anglicized hill town in India's north-east. A troubled Neil attempts to grapple with the changed reality. He concludes that the ordinary life is not for him and that his path lies elsewhere. But just as he finds direction, he falls in love and plunges into an insoluble dilemma. It is a forbidden love that creates a tornado of internal tumult and external upheaval. Amidst social unrest and rising militancy, Neil faces the consequences of the choices he makes. His journey takes him through the cycle of lust in Bombay, wealth creation in Bangalore and self-deception within. He struggles and endures pain and loss in a bid to find purpose again. He discovers at every step that his path is inextricably tangled in mystical ways with those of the people in his life. Neil’s quest of a lifetime boils down to the events of a single day and night, the day of Christmas Eve and the night of Nativity. Can Neil slay the demons inside and outside and redeem himself? Can he actualize the glorious vision of unity that he had a fleeting glimpse of in the finest moment of his youth?