BONE MEAL FOR ROSES
Poppy was six years old when she was rescued from her abusive mother and taken to her grandparents’ farm to recover.
There, in the Breede Valley, where arid South African scrub exists alongside vineyards and fruit orchards, Poppy succumbs to the magic of their garden. Slowly, her memories fade and her wounds begin to heal.
But as Poppy grows up into a strange, fierce and beautiful young woman, her childhood memories start to surface. And then a love affair with a married carpenter across the valley explodes her world.
This is a lush, lyrical novel about a young girl’s struggle to come to terms with her past. It’s a coming-of-age tale with an edge, and a love story with a serving of strange…
in 2017, Bone Meal for Roses was longlisted for the Sunday Times Literary Award Barry Ronge Fiction Prize
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