“It’s impossible to read There, Where the Pepper Grows and not be moved… in fact the heart of the book beats… it’s hard to imagine that this rich and dazzling story will not change all those who read it.”

-David Gilchrist, The West Australian

 

 

We are sailing down the Hooghly River, inland towards Calcutta. I am a younger man, and I travel with a group of Polish Jewish refugees. Our lives are cheap and our pockets are empty... I do not know what the future will hold for any of us. I do not know when we will be able to stop the wandering...

 

This is the story of Benjamin, who fled his native Poland during the Nazi occupation, aiming to fulfil his father’s long-held dream of settling in Palestine. But along the way he and his fellow survivors are stranded in Calcutta, and somehow it becomes inevitable that he will stay...

 

There, Where the Pepper Grows is the moving story of a family set against the drama of real historical events. It brings East and West together in an unforgettable novel of a search for refuge and a passionate plea for tolerance.

 

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