Tawana: Young, beautiful and wise beyond her years, Tawana is the biracial daughter of an American engineer and an unemployed Jamaican woman. Forced to become a woman while she was still a child, she uses her wits, beauty and precocious sex appeal to survive in the notorious ghetto of Northside Gardens.
Quentin: The youngest executive at VoiceJam, Jamaica’s newest telecommunications company, life is good for Quentin. He has a pretty fiancé from a prominent family, a good job and money in the bank. There is only one dark cloud: his obsession with Tawana.
Melanie: Privileged and pretty, Melanie is the daughter of a prominent businessman and educator, and a socialite designer of high-end business attire for women. A series of events throws her life into a tailspin, her sheltered upbringing unable to protect her from the pain of thwarted plans and unspeakable tragedy.
Told in their own words, the three lives are intertwined in this coming of age tale of an ambitious young woman who wants more of herself than living and dying in the ghetto. She has dreams and
aspirations, and despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her way, nothing is going to stop her.