the nowhere man


  • Bryan Peppin


The essay, ‘the nowhere man’ begins by addressing a question a curious reader asked about how long Peppin took to write his novel, The Nowhere Man (2020). As well as answering the question, that it took a lifetime, he introduces the main protagonist, Joshua Pearse, and some details of the plot without giving too much away. The essay moves on to exploring why he writes, and also addresses issues he feels strongly about as an Anglo-Indian living in contemporary India, from the loss of political representation and their uncertain future to his firm stance about being Indian, and India being his country.