When Meena finds snakebites on her chest, her worst fears are realized: someone is after her. So she flees India and sets off for Ethiopia, the place of her birth. Meanwhile, Mariama, a young girl in Africa, is forced to flee her home. She joins up with a caravan of misfits traveling across the Sahara. As one heads east and the other west, Meena and Mariama’s fates are linked in ways that are mysterious and shocking to the core.