Neglected as a toddler, Lila was rescued by Doll. Together they craft a life on the run, living hand-to-mouth with nothing but their sisterly bond. But despite bouts of petty violence and moments of desperation, their shared life is laced with moments of joy and love. When Lila arrives in Gilead, she struggles to harmonise the life of her makeshift family and their days of hardship, and to forget the shame of her past, until a chance meeting, and an unlikely attachment, changes everything.
Revisiting the characters and setting of Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Home, Lila is a story about a girl living on the fringes of society in fear, awe and wonder.