Tell it to the Trees is the disturbing and compelling story of domestic violence and psychological abuse within a family.
It is winter as the story opens and Anu, a single woman who has been renting the " back house " from the Dharma family for several months, is found frozen to death close to the front door of the Dharma home.
The Dharma family is composed of five secretive and troubled people: family matriarch Akka, father Vickram,his second wife, Suman,Suman's young stepdaughter Varsha, who lost her mother very early in life , and five year old son Hemant. They live in a small town in northern BC.
Anu, who arrived several months earlier,has been witness to the screams and cries from the Dharma home .She has also noted the bruises and black eyes on more than one of the members of the Dharma household. Anu decides to do what she can to better the life of Dharma family, particularly for Suman and her young son, Hemant.
Narration takes place from many viewpoints and we get a glimpse into the frightened and damaged people that make up the Dharma family, as well as Anu's thoughts.
Tell it to the Trees is a haunting, tense tale that grabs you from the start and never lets you go.