After almost thirty years of searching, Ravuth at last feels hopeful.
He thinks about the last time he saw his parents and mischievous younger brother when the Khmer Rouge herded them off like animals along with the rest of his village.
He can only imagine what they have been through.
'What will they look like Where have they been living? Does his brother now have a family of his own? Will they remember him?'
With his thoughts in turmoil, his eardrums then pop and his stomach churns as the plane comes in to land
A thrilling, unpredictable, yet sometimes hilarious quest takes you from the fashionable London restaurant scene and traverses to the wild, untamed jungles of the Cardamom Mountains, where an English baker helps a Cambodian refugee searching for his missing family and an elusive plant, the source of an exquisite spice.