When her father falls into a coma, the Indo-American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she fled to years ago. Since leaving home Sonya is free of rioting while her gentle sister Trisha has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But when these women get together, their various ways of coping with a terrible story can no longer keep their memories at bay.
Buried secrets emerge when her father – the victim of humiliating racism and the perpetrator of terrible violence – remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother struggle with private hopes for survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.
With powerful sincerity, Trail of Broken Wings tells of the weight of shame and secrets, the toxicity of cruelty and aggression, and the exquisite, befriended power to speak and possess the truth.