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Insistent Garden, The

by Rosie Chard

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Edith Stoker's father is building a wall in their backyard. A very, very high wall--a brick bulwark in his obsessive war against their hated neighbour Edward Black.

It is 1969, and far away, preparations are being made for man to walk upon the moon. Meanwhile, in the Stokers' shabby home in the East Midlands, Edith remains a virtual prisoner, with occasional visits from her grotesque and demanding Aunt Vivian serving as the only break in the routine.

But when shy, sheltered Edith begins to quietly cultivate a garden in the shadow of her father's wall, she sets in motion events that might gain her independence... and bring her face to face with the mysterious Edward Black.

Rosie Chard's followup to her award-winning debut Seal Intestine Raincoat unfolds like a grown-up take on The Secret Garden, an engrossing, often mordantly funny portrait of a young woman who miraculously finds her own pathway to freedom within the most stifling of environs.

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Rosie Chard

Award-winning novelist Rosie Chard grew up on the edge of the North Downs, a range of low hills south of London, UK. She worked as a landscape architect at the University of Greenwich and practiced for several years in England, Denmark and Canada. She and her family emigrated to Winnipeg in 2005 where she worked as an English Language teacher at the University of Manitoba. She is now based in Brighton, England. Her first novel, Seal Intestine Raincoat, was published in 2009; her second novel, The Insistent Garden, was published in 2013.
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