The Mission House (Paperback)Carys Davies (author)
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Charting an English librarian’s search for life’s meaning at a hill station in Southern India, The Mission House is a powerful and subtly subversive exploration of political, religious and personal attempts to reconcile the past and the present.
Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for June 2021
Fleeing his demons and the dark undercurrents of life in Britain, Hilary Byrd takes refuge in a south Indian mission house next door to the presbytery where the Padre and his adoptive daughter, Priscilla, live. As Hilary's friendship with Priscilla grows, so too do the religious and nationalist tensions around them, and the mission house may not be the safe haven it seems.
Meticulously crafted and tenderly subversive, The Mission House is a deeply human story of the wonders and terrors of connection in a modern world.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 177 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 15 mm
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