There seems to be a touch of everything within these pages...
the forbidden stranger,
bondage and control,
misery in marriage,
coming of age,
There are a few topics which might be taboo for some readers:
Several stories dealing with adultery,
It has an ethereal quality to it...
The book does not follow a linear narrative throughout the chapters. The transition between stories evokes a dream state - the tales dissolving into one-another with each new chapter...
Sometimes feeling like memoirs and memories,
Sometimes darker and more forbidden,
Sometimes reading like poetry,
Sometimes blissfully playful,
Gardenias is not your average book, it does not fit any one specific genre. I would qualify it as a mix of poetry/erotica/chick-lit/domestic meditation...
This is the author's soul folded into a book.
Elegant yet erotic,
Intricate yet attainable,
and admittedly (though unsurprising based on the title) a little flowery at times...
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