This is story of homecoming from the late 1970s. Ten-year-old Vicky arrives at his grandparents' home in rural Kerala to attend his grandfather's funeral. The disjointed family gathers together for the sixteen-day funeral period. During this period, Vicky discovers more about himself, his family, and his culture than he had expected to. The journey is narrated through the memories of an adult Vicky who returns to the same house to recount the experience.