The assassination of Czar Alexander in 1881 unleashed a sequence of consequences which impelled, in the next two decades, the birth of Zionism and the proliferation of transatlantic migrations.
Following a family of Russian Jews scattered by persecution and re-united by chance at the Mansion House in London where a humanitarian mission is launched with mixed motives.
Jewish refugees attempt to cope with the asphyxiating realities of domestic and spiritual life in the pestilential Austro-Hungarian bolthole which is Brody. A pair of young lovers whose lives entwined with the quixotic misadventures of a husband and wife team with messianic inclinations and royal connections.
A tale of survival despite best laid plans, That Business at Brody is a historical novel told by a variety of narrators with humour and humanity and pulls focus on transient life with contemporary resonance.