Every journey combines the trauma of separation with the excitement of discovery. The new people in town carry the past from a faraway home and face the uncertainties of arrival. During the day they struggle to adjust to unfamiliar life. By evening, longing for what they have left behind subsumes everything. Their stories record life in all its intensity and grandeur, for living is mere repetition unless it is on the road. The tales of the new settlers capture their struggle and give an account of love and losses that makes up what life is all about.