Friday 1 November 2013 12:54pm
In the language of flowers, the iris signifies 'I have a message for you'. As a symbol it was the fleur-de-lys of the royal family of France, known as the Flower of Chivalry, with a sword for its leaves and a lily for its heart. In this beautiful novel Bronwyn Tate weaves these images through the lives of ten very different people and their experiences of giving birth, of loss and rediscovery.
'A story relying upon nuances of character, subtle shades of morality and softly enfolded secret ...' – John McCrystal, North and South
BRONWYN TATE has published three other novels: Leaving for Townsville (1997), Russian Dolls (1999) and Lily's Cupola (2003). She lives with her husband and children in Palmerston North, and teaches creative writing at Massey University.
Paperback, 208 pages, ISBN 1 877276 26 X, $24.95
Out of print