When Sam and Pradeep hear of Minu's death in a car crash, they struggle to understand the truth behind her death. But soon, they find themselves on a journey of their own, discovering the truth about themselves and their relationship. Set against the backdrop of the civil conflict and political upheavals of the '80s and '90s in Sri Lanka, It's not in the Stars... is about friendship, love and family ties. Minu finds herself caught between her family's pressures to marry within her community and her desire to become independent and control her own destiny. Sam, who is more confident, feisty and unafraid to break the rules, comes into her own, but not before she experiences, love, heartache and betrayal. Pradeep, who struggles with a renewed consciousness of his identity as a Tamil is the glue that sticks them together, the thread that intertwines their lives inextricably. What does destiny have in store for them? Can they control it and shape their own lives? Shortlisted for the Gratiaen Prize 2012
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