Ten year old Klari/Claire is about to meet her parents for the first time in seven years. Why did her parents abandon her seven long years ago? And, more importantly, why did they want her back now?
Claire is trapped in a world where no one understands her language, where the other children make fun of her and where everything is new and frightening.
As she tries to gain acceptance, Claire learns something about herself, and this knowledge enables her to conquer her fears and uncertainty.