The Mission House (AU Edition)

October 31, 2020
The Mission House (AU Edition)

Fleeing the dark undercurrents of contemporary Britain, HilaryByrd takes refuge in a hill station in South India. There he findssolace in life's simple pleasures, travelling by rickshaw aroundthe small town and staying in a mission house beside the localpresbytery, where the Padre and his adoptive daughter Priscillahave taken him under their wing.As his friendship with the young woman grows, Hilary begins towonder whether his purpose lies in this new relationship. Butreligious tensions are brewing and the mission house may not be thesafe haven it seems.The Mission House boldly and imaginatively interrogatesthe fractures between faith and non-belief, young and old, imperialpast and nationalistic present. Tenderly subversive andmeticulously crafted, it is a deeply human story of the wonders andterrors of connection in a modern world.