"After a family tragedy results in the loss of both father and home, Nora lives with her mother in Manila's North Cemetery, the largest shanty-town in the Philippines. When her mother disappears mysteriously one day, Nora is left alone. With help from her best friend, Jojo, and support from his kind-hearted grandmother, Nora embarks on a journey to find her mother. Along the way she also rediscovers the compassion of the human spirit, the strength of her community, and the power of hope."--Back cover.