In 1792, formerly enslaved Benjamin Honey and his Irish wife, Patience, discover an island where they can make a life together. More than a century later, the Honeys’ descendants remain, with an eccentric, diverse band
of neighbours. But during one tumultuous summer at the dawn of the twentieth century, a prejudiced missionary lands on the island’s shores, disrupting the community’s fragile balance with everlasting consequences.
Full of lyricism and power, Paul Harding’s This Other Eden explores the hopes and dreams and resilience of those seen not to fit in a world brutally intolerant of difference.
This Other Eden – Paul Harding