Jeffrey has lived all his fourteen years in India. He eats, behaves, talks, thinks like an Indian; he has an Indian name, Ganesh. He is Indian. Forced to go and live with his aunt in America when his father dies, he is a foreigner. He doesn't understand American manners, or meals, or the way his schoolmates, always so noisy and restless, think. But Jeffrey does understand that a place to belong is important. And when the State decides to build a highway through his aunt's house - the house Jeffrey's great-grandfather built, where she and his father were born - he knows it must be stopped. To do that, he must persuade Americans to think like Indians. A tall order - but Ganesh the Elephant God is, after all, the Remover of Obstacles . . .